Marjorie F. answered • 12/19/18

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Let n = the number

"more" means +

"3 times" means 3n

"is" means =

Equation: 3n + 20 = -4

To solve for the number:

Subtract 20 from both sides: 3n = -4 - 20 = -24

Divide both sides by 3: n = -24/3 = -8

CHECK: 3(-8) + 20 = -24 + 20 = -4

Answer: n = -8