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1-76.

Zaria wants you to solve this puzzle: " I am thinking of a number. If you divide my number by two and subtract $4$, you will get $2$. What is my number?" Show how you know your answer is correct.

Use the Guess and Check method.

Divide Zaria's number by $2$, then subtract $4$.
$\frac{?}{2} - 4 = 2$

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