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let x is the number then x+8 is the number x increased by 8 then we will have 3(x+8) = -48

solving this equation for x we have:  3x+24 = -48   --->>>  3x = -24-48  -->> 3x = -72  so x=-72/3

s = -24

check  -24+8 = -16  -16 * 3 = -48
answered Dec 7 by tadinn Level 4 User (6,320 points)
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