When 3 times a number is decreased by 4 the result is 17. what is the number?
The number is 4
Then the number is 20.5
Then the number is 20
The number is 26
three times a number decreased by eleven
Answer = 7 - 3n
2x - 6
6 - 3x
A negative number multiplied by a negative yields a positive answer.
A positive number multiplied by another positive number yields a positive number. A negative number multiplied by another negative number also yields a positive number. Only multiplying a negative number by a positive number (or the other way around) yields a negative number as the product.