# Question #a3e2c

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

We can set up an equation to solve the value of the number,

The number

Multiplying the number by

Subtracting

The result is

We can then solve our equation:

Add

Divide both sides by

You can then check your answer (optional):

#### Explanation:

Breaking the question down into its component parts.

A number .........................................................

is multiplied by 3 ...........................................

and

The result is

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The wording of this question could be tidied up a bit. There are issues with it.

Add

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Multiply by 1 and you do not change the value. However, 1 comes in many forms.

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Multiply both sides by

17 is a prime number so we can not simplify the fraction any further.