# SOLUTION: If 8 is added to twice a number and this sum is multiplied by five, the result is the same as if the number is multiplied by 5 and 10 is added to the product. What is the number? A

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 Question 290443: If 8 is added to twice a number and this sum is multiplied by five, the result is the same as if the number is multiplied by 5 and 10 is added to the product. What is the number? Anything you can do will help. Thank you.Answer by toidayma(44)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Well, this problem is rather easy if you understand the question. Let the number be x. If 8 is add to twice the number and this sum is multiplied by five -> this equals to (8 + 2*x)*5 If the number is multiplied by five and 10 is added to the product -> this equals to 5*x + 10. As told in the question, the first result is equal to the second result, which means: (8+2*x)*5 = 5*x + 10 <-> 40 + 10*x = 5x + 10 <-> 5*x = -30 <-> x = -6. So the number is -6. Clear, right?