Kenneth S. answered • 02/08/18

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TJ, the words mean n/2 - 3 = 5 Half of number n means n divided by two.

You'll get the answer by these steps:

1. add 3 to each side; thus n/2 = 8

2. multiply each side by two; thus n = 16.