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posted by kattie on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:56pm.

if 4 times a number is decreased by 9, the result is the same as when 1 is subtracted from 3 times the number.

The number = X. 4X - 9 = 3X - 1, 4X - 3X = -1 + 9, X = 8.

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