Gabrielle thinks of a number.
She multiplies this number by 6 then subtracts 6.
Her answer is 42. What was Gabrielle's original number?
Gabrielle's friend thinks of a number.
She then does the following operations:
Multiply by 3, subtract 7, multiply by 2 then add 50 (in that order). She finds that the number she ends up with is 12 times her original number.
What was Gabrielle's friend's original number?
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