# Twice the difference of a number and 8 is equal to three times the sum of the number and 4. What is the number?

$- 28$
Let the number be x , then by given condition, $2 \left(x - 8\right) = 3 \left(x + 4\right) \mathmr{and} 2 x - 16 = 3 x + 12 \mathmr{and} x = - 28$ [Ans]