# 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?

Expert's answer

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

3x-(-10)=-17

Let's find x out of this equation:

3x+10=-17

3x=-27

x=-9

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