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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 605463: I am trying to help me 12 year old with his word problems, but I think I am going in the wrong direction and will confuse him. The question is " Nine less eight times a number is one less than negative two times the difference of three times the number and six. 8n-9=3n + 6 - 1-2n Please help --- am i on the right track?? Thanks so much!Answer by stanbon(57361)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Nine less eight times a number is one less than negative two times the difference of three times the number and six. ------- Equation: Let the number be "x": 9 - 8x = -2(3x-6)-1 ----- 9 - 8x = -6x+12-1 --- 9 - 8x = -6x+11 2x = -2 x = -1 ================ cheers, Stan H.