# algebra homework help

Let x be the unknown number. If a number divided by −42 is increased by −89, the result is −87.
n/-42-89=-87

or is it n/-42+-89=-87

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1. +-89 is the same as -89, so either way is good

you are correct with n/-42 - 89 = -87

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