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Suppose the number is x.

The sum of the number and two is x+2

Four times the sum is 4(x+2)

The number times 8 is 8x

24 less than the number times 8 is 8x-24

4(x+2) = 8x-24

4x+8=8x-24 so 4x = 32 and x = 8

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