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The product of 3 and a number increased by 8, is -48

May 13th, 2015

Let the number be m,

3  x m = 3m,

3m increased by 8 =  3m + 8, which equals -48.

So the algebraic equation  will be 3m + 8 = - 48.

NB: m can be replaced by any letter.

Hope this helps. You can ask any question if you are not satisfied.


May 13th, 2015

Any question?

May 13th, 2015

So would the answer be 18.6?

May 13th, 2015

Absollutely right:

3m + 8 = -48

3m = -48-8

3m = -56

3m = -56/3

m= 18.67, to the nearest 2 decimal places.

May 13th, 2015

Correction it is -18.67

May 13th, 2015

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