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Mystery Number


What is the mystery number? If I subtract 1 / 2 of it, then multiply by 3, and then add 2, the end result is 26.

(Source: from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Jan-Mar1995)


 Extensions

Write your own mystery number problem to have a classmate or friend solve. Make sure that your number goes through three transformations (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division).



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