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Amina thinks of a number and subtracts 5/2 from it. She multiplies the result by 8. The result now obtained is 3 times the same number she thought of. What is the number?

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Let the number be x.

According to the given question,

8( x - 5/2 ) = 3x

8x - 20 = 3x

Transposing 3x to L.H.S and −20 to R.H.S, we obtain

8x − 3x = 20

5x = 20

Dividing both sides by 5, we obtain

x = 4

Hence, the number is 4.

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