Jon M. answered • 25d

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Hi Shelley - here's how I would approach this question.

If we replace the phrase "a number" with a variable, we can set up an equation to solve.

3X + 24 = 6X

Solving the equation -

24 = 3X

X = 8

We can verify this with substitution:

3(8) + 24 = 6(8)

48 = 48

Hope this helps!