if 6 is added to twice a number and the sum is multiplied by 3, the result is the same as if the number was multiplied by 4 and 8 is added to the product. What is the number?

Let x = the number

Then,

3(2x+6) = 4x+8

6x+18 = 4x+8

2x = -10

x = -5

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