R RockerChick New member Joined Jan 14, 2008 Messages 23 Jan 14, 2008 #1 If 4 less than 3 times a certain number is 2 more than the number, what is the number? (-1) (-3) (1) (2) (3) So i'm getting stuck on the set up...i have : 3N - 4 + 2N ...am i on the right track? If so what is the next step, just plug in answer choices for N?

If 4 less than 3 times a certain number is 2 more than the number, what is the number? (-1) (-3) (1) (2) (3) So i'm getting stuck on the set up...i have : 3N - 4 + 2N ...am i on the right track? If so what is the next step, just plug in answer choices for N?

S Subhotosh Khan Super Moderator Staff member Joined Jun 18, 2007 Messages 18,149 Jan 14, 2008 #2 Re: question RockerChick said: If 4 less than 3 times a certain number is 2 more than the number, what is the number? (-1) (-3) (1) (2) (3) So i'm getting stuck on the set up...i have : 3N - 4 + 2N ...am i on the right track? If so what is the next step, just plug in answer choices for N? Click to expand... If 4 less than 3 times a certain number --> 3N - 4 is --> = 2 more than the number --> N + 2 Now put these together and continue....

Re: question RockerChick said: If 4 less than 3 times a certain number is 2 more than the number, what is the number? (-1) (-3) (1) (2) (3) So i'm getting stuck on the set up...i have : 3N - 4 + 2N ...am i on the right track? If so what is the next step, just plug in answer choices for N? Click to expand... If 4 less than 3 times a certain number --> 3N - 4 is --> = 2 more than the number --> N + 2 Now put these together and continue....