Jesse thinks of a number. "If I double my number and add 5 the answer is 15"
Jessica thinks of a number. "If I multiply my number by 3 and add 3 the answer is 33"
Jocelyn thinks of a number. "If I add 3 to my number then divide the result by 2, the answer is 11"
John thinks of a number. "If I multiply my number by 2 and subtract 5 then multiply the result by 6, the answer is 6 less than 228"
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