the difference of the product of number, y, and 3 and 24 is 237

Hi, Ieasha!

This sentence seems a little confusing at first, so let's look at the pieces of it.

"The difference of" tells us there will be 2 expressions to subtract.

The first expression is "the product of number, y, and 3," that is, y times 3. Write it as 3y.

The second expression is 24.

"Is" means "equals."

So we have:

**3y - 24 = 237**

To solve by getting the variable by itself, add 24 to both sides: 3y = 261

Then divide by 3:

**y = 87**Hope this helps!

Kathye P.