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if 1/3 of a number is 12, what is th number?
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Asked 11/8/2010 8:13:51 PM
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Asked 11/8/2010 8:13:51 PM
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If 1/3 of a number is 12, the number is 36.

(1/3)x = 12

x = 12/(1/3)

x = 12 * 3

x = 36
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1/3x = 12
x = 12 divided by 1/3
x = 12 X 3
x=36
Added 11/8/2010 9:08:37 PM
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