only use numbers once
This looks like an algebra equation begging to be solved.
Look for what is known. That is the 2,0,1,3, and 88.
If you simply substitute x behind each number and turn it into a linear equation you get
2x+0x=1x(or just x) + 3x = 88
we know zero times anything is zero, so throw that away.
so, now: 2x + 0x + 1x +3x = 88
Next, combine like terms: 2x + 1x (or just x) + 3x = 6x
and put in the 88 (remember...drop the zero x, just forget about it, and it is used)
SO, 6x =88
Next, divide both sides by 6 to isolate the variable x
6x/6 = 88/6
so the 6's cancel out, leaving x=88/6
Now, check the work by plugging in the number 14 for x in the equation.
2(14) + 0(14) + 1(14) + 3(14) = 88
28+0+14+42 = 88
88 = 88
This works. Hope this helped you.