If 4 times a number is increased by 16, the result is 8 less than 8 times the number. What is the number?

**x = the number**

4x + 16 = 8x - 8 {four times the number plus 16 is eight less than eight times the number}

16 = 4x - 8 {subtracted 4x from each side}

4x = 24 {added 8 to each side}

x = 6 {divided each side by 4}

**6 is the number**

*- Algebra House*