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# Another one math 70

The quotient of a number and 3 is 9. Find the number.

How do you set this question up?

Asked by Anonymous at 6:37 PM on Feb. 28, 2011 in

• yes 9 times 3 = 27

In your problem the 9 is the quotient. Some number divided by three = 9. (write that out as n/3 = 9) So multiply each side of the equation by 3 and you get n = 9x3 or 27

Answer by elizabr at 8:39 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

• quotient means divide.

Are you just asking us to do you homework?

Answer by UpSheRises at 6:40 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

• Im aware quotient is divide but was confused how to set it up....

Would it be something like this:

N+3=9

(looking for positive feedback from someone who may want to help)

Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:51 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

• A quotient is the answer to a division problem, right? So 9 = y divided by three? So y is 27 as I see it.

Answer by elizabr at 7:21 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

• does y need to be "n" since it means number? or does that not matter??

If i wrote it out is it

n=9.3 ( . means times) I just need to make sure im setting it up correctly

Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:27 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

• set it up as n/3=9

multiply both side by 3

so n=27

n doesn't mean number, it is just the unknown that you are looking for. It could be x, y, z, a...whatever.

Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:12 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

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