Guess (or figure out) the unknown number. Fifty percent more than this number is 25% less than 60% more than 10.

*x* + 0.5*x* = (10 + 10(0.6)) – 0.25(10 + 10(0.6))

1.5*x* = 16 – 0.25(16)

1.5*x* = 16 – 4

1.5*x* = 12

*x* = 8

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Guess (or figure out) the unknown number. Fifty percent more than this number is 25% less than 60% more than 10.

*x* + 0.5*x* = (10 + 10(0.6)) – 0.25(10 + 10(0.6))

1.5*x* = 16 – 0.25(16)

1.5*x* = 16 – 4

1.5*x* = 12

*x* = 8