If you divide a number by 6, add 2, multiply by 3 and subtract 5, the result is 10. What is the number?

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The number is 18.

working backwards is a strategy 

change subtraction to addition and addition to subtraction

& multiplication to division and division to multiplication

if you do so, you get 18.

* order of operation doesn't apply here, just do it in order

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