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three times a number less four is 17
put in number form

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    3n - 4 = 17

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

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    The term "less four" means "minus four."

    In this sentence, it's used as a preposition.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/less

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    three more than a number is less than 17

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