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A number is increased by 2 and then multiplied by 3. The result is 24. What is this number?
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Let us call this number by $x$ :
This number is increased by 2: $x+2$
Then, it is multiplied by $3: 3(x+2)$
The result is $24: 3(x+2)=24 \ldots$ Solving this linear equation, we obtain the value of the number:
$x+2=24 / 3$
$x+2=8$
$x=8-2$
$x=6$
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