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
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