The sum of 30% of a number and 50% of the same number is 96. What is the number?

**x = the number**

0.3x + 0.5x = 96 {changed percent to decimal and multiplied by number, added, and set equal to 96}

0.8x = 96 {combined like terms}

x = 120 {divided each side by 0.8}

**the number is 120**

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