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Q: The result of multiplying 12 by a number then subtracting 9?

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Depends. If you are subtracting a bigger number from a smaller number, such as 3 - 5, you will get a negative result, -2. If you are subtracting a smaller number from a bigger number, such as 12 - 3 you will get a positive result, 9.

Works for all numbers possible

The answer is the number you first wrote down plus four. Jeeze! That's hard! Is that like your homework or somethin?

The next number in the sequence is 20. You are alternately multiplying the previous number by two and then subtracting two.

It won't work for all numbers. I tried with 1 and got a 0.230769...

-3. Subtracting a negative number yields the same result as adding a positive.

28. Subtracting a negative number gives the same result as adding a positive.

If N is the number, then 6 + N/3 = 18 Subtracting 6 from both sides: N/3 = 12 Multiplying both sides by 3: N = 36

N+43=6(12) n+43=72 -43 -43 n=29

Subtracting 4 from 12 will equal 8, but it is also subtracting 1/3 of 12.

A product is the result of multiplying two numbers. 9 multiplied by 12 is 108.

Dividing by twelve is the same thing as multiplying by 1/12. Thus, multiplying a number by 12/1, or twelve, is the opposite (inverse) of dividing a number by twelve.

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