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Call the number x, then (2/3)x + 2 = 2 2/3 = 8/3.
 
Rewriting the equation so that x is left alone on the left side:
 
(2/3)x = 8/3 - 2 = 2/3
 
Multiply both sides by 3/2: (3/2)(2/3)x = (3/2)(2/3) and x = 1.
 
Checking: (2/3)(1) + 2 = 8/3

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