Posted by jennifer on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 10:04pm.
three times a number less four is 17
put in number form

math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 10:07pm
3n  4 = 17

math  Jen, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 10:07pm
Please reread what you wrote and fix it. It can't be "less four". That doesn't make sense.

math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 10:19pm
The term "less four" means "minus four."
In this sentence, it's used as a preposition.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/less

math  Jazz, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:13pm
three more than a number is less than 17
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