# Twelve times a number is 96. What is the number?

Nov 14, 2016

The number is 8.

#### Explanation:

Finding the answer is not difficult, but how to write the math for it is quite important.

With a place holder:

$12 \times \square = 96$

$12 \times 8 = 96$

As an equation:

$12 \times x = 96$

$x = \frac{96}{12}$

$x = 8$

Jun 7, 2017

8 is the number.

#### Explanation:

$x$ is going to represent the number. So let's start!

$x \cdot 12$$=$$96$

$x$$=$$96$$\cdot$$\frac{1}{12}$ (Isolate $x$)

$x$$=$${\cancel{96}}^{8} / 1$$\cdot$$\frac{1}{\cancel{12}} ^ 1$

$x$$=$$8$

So 8 is the number!

Reminder: Remember that $\times$ and $\cdot$ are both the same thing!

$8$$\times$$12$$= 96$