# SOLUTION: if you add one third of a number to the number itself, you get 48. what is the number?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 160370: if you add one third of a number to the number itself, you get 48. what is the number?Answer by midwood_trail(310)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If you add one third of a number to the number itself, you get 48. What is the number? In other words, 1/3(x) + 1/3 = 48 We can write 1/3(x) simply as x/3. We now have this fractional equation: x/3 + 1/3 = 48 Can you take it from here? If not, write back.