# word problem help..

• Jun 4th 2008, 06:04 PM
heather_meaghan
word problem help..
The additive inverse of a number divided by twelve is the same as one less than three times its reciprocal. find the number.

• Jun 4th 2008, 06:06 PM
Mathstud28
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Originally Posted by heather_meaghan
The additive inverse of a number divided by twelve is the same as one less than three times its reciprocal. find the number.

$\frac {-a}{12}=\frac{3}{a}-1$

Can you go from there?
• Jun 4th 2008, 06:09 PM
heather_meaghan
i think so.. i'm not sure if i fully understand it yet.. but thanks for this much!(Rofl)