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posted by jennifer .
three times a number less four is 17
put in number form

3n  4 = 17

Please reread what you wrote and fix it. It can't be "less four". That doesn't make sense.

The term "less four" means "minus four."
In this sentence, it's used as a preposition.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/less 
three more than a number is less than 17
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