# Math

I have a certain number and take away 1 the result is the same as dividing the number by 3 and adding it. what is the number.

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1. x-1 = x/3 + x
so, find x

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2. x - 1 = (x/3) + x ???

3 x - 3 = x + 3 x = 4x
x = -3
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check
-3 - 1 = -3/3 - 3 ????
-4 = -4 yes it checks

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