Vanessa thinks of a number.
She multiplies this number by 7 then subtracts 6.
Her answer is 29. What was Vanessa's original number?
Vanessa's friend thinks of a number.
She then does the following operations:
Multiply by 3, subtract 6, multiply by 2 then add 54 (in that order). She finds that the number she ends up with is 12 times her original number.
What was Vanessa's friend's original number?
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