Games
Problems
Go Pro!

# Find the Number

Pro Problems > Math > Algebra > Equations > Word Problems > Linear

## Find the Number

The sum of a number and twice that number is 20% more than the result would have been if the number had been increased by 12 and then doubled. What is the number?

Presentation mode
Problem by Mr. H

## Solution

In order to make it feasible for teachers to use these problems in their classwork, no solutions are publicly visible, so students cannot simply look up the answers. If you would like to view the solutions to these problems, you must have a Virtual Classroom subscription.
Assign this problem

## Similar Problems

### Stair climber

Nathan started at the bottom of the stairs and climbed n steps. After that he went down n - 4 steps, and was then 15 steps from the top of the stairs. How many steps are there?

### Finding X

Two more than twice the sum of x and five is equal to twelve less than three times the sum of x and two.

### Arithmetic Operation Word Problem

If 12 more than a number is added to the number, and three times the number is subtracted, the result is the original number. What is the original number?

### Next Year

Next year, Martha will be three times as old as she was 17 years ago. How old is Martha now?

### White Board Markers

I have a problem with dry erase markers disappearing from my classroom. A third of my markers were stolen by a student, and then one of my co-workers "borrowed" four markers. After that I realized that half of the remaining markers didn't work, so I threw them away.

In the end, I just had two markers left.

### A Third of a Fourth

Half of a third of a number is decreased by six, and a third of a fourth of the result is increased by ten. One fifth of the result is 17. What is the original number?

### Melting Snow

The day after a snowstorm, 25% of the snow that fell melted. Then there was another snowstorm in which twice as much snow fell as in the first storm. Then 25% of the total remaining snow on the ground melted, leaving 33 inches. How much snow fell in the first storm?

### Three Numbers

I'm thinking of three numbers. The second number is fourteen more than the first number, and the third number is twice the second number. If the first number is subtracted from the third, the result is 44. What is the third number?

The sum of a number and five more than that number is 47.  What is the number?

### Moving Christmas

Hermie doesn't want to celebrate Christmas on December 25th, so he suggested moving it to a date n days later. Rudolph protested that then Christmas wouldn't happen as often.

Frosty then suggested that the date could be moved days in the other direction. If Frosty's suggestion was followed, on what day would Christmas fall?

Snake in the Grass, Until New Years Day, Square of a Sum, Single variable equation, Giant Roller Coaster, Three Numbers, Yards and Feet

# Blogs on This Site

Reviews and book lists - books we love!
The site administrator fields questions from visitors.