# Thread: This word equation is bothering me plz help

1. ## This word equation is bothering me plz help

The question = (the sum of a number and four equals eight less than the product of three and the number. find the number)

2. Originally Posted by mind_tap
The question = (the sum of a number and four equals eight less than the product of three and the number. find the number)

let the number be x

what is the sum of the number and 4?

what is the product of the number and 3? what is 8 less than that?

3. ## idk

im sorry i still dont know how to write it into the equation.

4. Originally Posted by mind_tap
im sorry i still dont know how to write it into the equation.
i didn't ask you to write an equation. i just asked you for the pieces. just answer the questions one by one