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Multiplying & dividing negative numbers word problems


A certain reality TV show lost a total of 9, comma, 000 viewers over the past 3 months. It lost the same number of viewers each month.
The following equation describes this situation.
\quad minus, 9, comma, 000, divided by, 3, equals, minus, 3, comma, 000
What does minus, 3, comma, 000 tell us?
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