The difference between a number and 23 is 8. Let the number be X.

23 - X = 8

=> X = 15

X - 23 = 8

=> X = 31

**The number can be 15 or 31**

The difference between a number and 23 is 8. Let the number be X.

23 - X = 8

=> X = 15

X - 23 = 8

=> X = 31

**The number can be 15 or 31**