Answer to Question #23813 in Algebra for clarkie

Question #23813
If you multiply a number by 3 and then subtract negative ten, the difference is negative seventeen. What is the number?
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Expert's answer
2013-02-05T11:39:25-0500
Let unknown number is x. Then we can construct the following equation:
3x-(-10)=-17
Let's find x out of this equation:
3x+10=-17
3x=-27
x=-9

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