# SOLUTION: What is twenty more than three times a number is the same as the sum of that number and twelve?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 389405: What is twenty more than three times a number is the same as the sum of that number and twelve?Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi, I. Assigning the variable Let x represent the number II.Writing as we Read*** 3x + 20 = x + 12 III.solving for x 2x = -8 x = -4 IV. CHECKING Our Answer*** -12 + 20 = -4 + 12 = 8 ```