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

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.

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So would the answer be 18.6?

Absollutely right:

3m + 8 = -48

3m = -48-8

3m = -56

3m = -56/3

m= 18.67, to the nearest 2 decimal places.

Correction it is -18.67

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