# Math Help - word problem help..

1. ## 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.

2. 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?

3. i think so.. i'm not sure if i fully understand it yet.. but thanks for this much!