# The difference obtained when 8 is subtracted from 8 times a number is 27 more than 3 times the number? find the number?

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by kunjus968

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when 8 is subtracted from 8 times a number, we get 8x-8.

27 more than 3 times the number is 3x+27.

Thus

8x-8 = 3x+27

⇒ 8x - 3x = 27 + 8

⇒ 5x = 35

⇒ x = 35/5

⇒

Check:

8×7 - 8 =56-8 = 48

3×7+27 = 21+27 = 48

So answer is correct.