Four less than the quotient of a number and negative three is negative one.

Can you explain what you are doing in the problem.

Can you explain what you are doing in the problem.

x = the number

x

--- - 4 = -1 {four less than quotient of number and -3 is -1}

-3

x

--- = 3 {added 4 to both sides}

-3

**x = -9**{muiltiplied both sides by -3}

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