# If three times the difference of the number and 9 is -3, what is the number?

Jul 7, 2017

The number is $8$.

#### Explanation:

As three times the difference of the number and $9$ is $- 3$,

the difference of the number and $9$ is $- \frac{3}{3} = - 1$

As the difference of the number and $9$ is $- \frac{3}{3} = - 1$,

this means the number is less than $9$ by one

Hence number is $9 - 1 = 8$