If the sum of three times a number and 5 is multiplied by 6, the answer is 42. Find the number.
x = the number
6[3x + (5)] = 42 {sum of three times a number and 5 is multiplied by 6, answer is 42} 6(3x  5) = 42 {simplified signs in brackets} 3x  5 = 7 {divided each side by 6} 3x = 12 {added 5 to each side} x = 4 {divided each side by 3} the number is 4 Ask Algebra House Comments are closed.

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