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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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