# SOLUTION: if 4 is added to twice a number and this sum is multiplied by 2, the result is the same as if the number is multiplied by 3 and 4 is added to the product. what is the number?

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 Question 507610: if 4 is added to twice a number and this sum is multiplied by 2, the result is the same as if the number is multiplied by 3 and 4 is added to the product. what is the number?Found 2 solutions by oberobic, ankor@dixie-net.com:Answer by oberobic(2304)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!2(2x+4) = 3x+4 4x + 8 = 3x + 4 x = -4 . check this answer. . 2(2(-4)+4) = 3(-4)+4 -16 +8 = -12 +4 -8 = -8 Correct. . Answer: x = -4 . Done. Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let n = "the number" : Just write an equation for what it says. "if 4 is added to twice a number and this sum is multiplied by 2, the result is the same as if the number is multiplied by 3 and 4 is added to the product." : 2(2n + 4) = 3n + 4 : See if you can do this now.