Quandaries and Queries
Who is asking: Student
Level of the question: Secondary
Question: Hi im a 12th grade home school student and my question is how do I solve this word problem "One eighth of the square root of 7 less than a number is 2. What is the number?"
One eighth of the square root of some number is 2, what is this number? To say this in different terms
162 = 256 so the square root of 256 is 16.
But this is not the number you want. Can you now see what number you want? Make sure you check your answer.
You can use algebra to solve this problem. Let x be the number you want then the statement
Solve for x.