# SOLUTION: Here is my word problem that I do now know how to solve: If a number is increased by 14 and the result is multiplied by 2/3 the answer is 60. Find the orginal number. Thank you!

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 Question 490950: Here is my word problem that I do now know how to solve: If a number is increased by 14 and the result is multiplied by 2/3 the answer is 60. Find the orginal number. Thank you!Found 2 solutions by Theo, Earlsdon:Answer by Theo(3458)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let x be the number. the equation you need is: (x + 14) * (2/3) = 60 solve for x. simplify the equation to get: (2/3) * x + (2/3) * 14 = 60 simplify further to get: (2/3) * x + (28/3) = 60 multiply both sides of the equation by 3 to gtet: 2 * x + 28 = 180 subtract 28 from both sides of the equation to get: 2 * x = 180 - 28 simplify to get: 2 * x = 152 divide both sides of the equation by 2 to get: x = 76 that should be your answer. substitute in the original problem statement to see it it holds true. if a number is increased by 14 and the result is multiplied by 2/3 then the answer is 60. 76 + 14 = 90 * 2/3 = 60 76 as the number is good. Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let n = the missing number, then... "If a number (n) is increased by 14 and the result is multiplied by , the answer is 60." Multiply both sides by Simplify. Subtract 14 from both sides.