How to translate into an equation and solve

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there is a number that if you add 5 to it first,and then divide that total by 3, you get 12. What's the number?

Jul 6th, 2014

Translate from words to algebra: (x+5)/3 = 12   --> x+5 = 36 --> x = 31

Check:  (31+5)/3 = 36/3 = 12; thus 31 is the number.

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