# SOLUTION: Heres the question: A number multiplied by three is the same as two decreased by the number. What is the number? Can you please explain how to do this type of problem? So far

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Distributive-associative-commutative-properties Question 219268: Heres the question: A number multiplied by three is the same as two decreased by the number. What is the number? Can you please explain how to do this type of problem? So far, I wrote the equation like this: 3n=2-nFound 2 solutions by ankor@dixie-net.com, Alan3354:Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!3n=2-n just finish the job 3n + n = 2 4n = 2 n = = : You an substitute 1/2 in the original equation of confirm ti Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A number multiplied by three is the same as two decreased by the number. What is the number? Can you please explain how to do this type of problem? So far, I wrote the equation like this: 3n=2-n ********** Looks right, solve for n. 4n = 2 n = 1/2