# Four times a number plus 16 is equal to 72. What is the number?

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4n+16=72

4n = 72-16 = 56

n = 14

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• The correct answer is 14.

14 x 4= 56

56

+16

=72

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• 14

72/4=18

16/4=4

18-4=14

and 14x4=56

56+16= 72

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• Anonymous
8 years ago

let x be a number

four times a number plus 16 is equal to 72:

so the full equation is:

4x + 16 = 72

to find this number, solve for x:

4x = 72 - 16

which gives you:

x = (72 - 16) / 4 = 14

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• Anonymous
8 years ago

Let the number be x.

so,

4x+16 = 72

4x = 72-16

4x = 56

x = 14

So the number is 14.

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• Read the question slowly and create the equation.

Four times a number (4x) plus 16 (+ 16) is equal to 72 (=72).

4x + 16 = 72

Solve! Then see if the answer suits the question (verify).

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• 14

72-16=56

56÷4=14. Ta da

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• 14

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• 4x + 16 = 72

-16 -16

4x = 56

divide by 4

x = 14

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• 14

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