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

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  • TomV
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    4n+16=72

    4n = 72-16 = 56

    n = 14

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  • 8 years ago

    The correct answer is 14.

    14 x 4= 56

    56

    +16

    =72

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  • 8 years ago

    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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  • 8 years ago

    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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  • 8 years ago

    14

    72-16=56

    56÷4=14. Ta da

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  • 8 years ago

    14

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  • 8 years ago

    4x + 16 = 72

    -16 -16

    4x = 56

    divide by 4

    x = 14

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  • Willow
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    14

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