# What is the sum of 38 and twice a number is 124. Find the number

43

The sum of 38 and twice a number is 124. Find the number.

## To find the number, we can set up an equation.

Let's call the number "x".

The sum of 38 and twice the number can be expressed as:

38 + 2x

According to the problem, this sum is equal to 124, so we can write:

38 + 2x = 124

To solve for x, we need to isolate it on one side of the equation. In this case, we can do that by subtracting 38 from both sides:

2x = 124 - 38

Simplifying the right side:

2x = 86

Now, we can solve for x by dividing both sides by 2:

x = 86 / 2 = 43

Therefore, the number is 43.

## To find the number, let's first set up an equation.

Let's denote the unknown number as x.

The problem states that the sum of 38 and twice the number is 124. We can translate this into the equation:

38 + 2x = 124

To solve for x, we'll first subtract 38 from both sides of the equation to isolate the 2x term:

2x = 124 - 38
2x = 86

Next, we'll divide both sides of the equation by 2 to solve for x:

x = 86 / 2
x = 43

Therefore, the number is 43.