Wes Carroll's Puzzler

13: Order of operands [*]

June 05, 2016
Wes Carroll
Cindy was asked by her teacher to subtract 3 from a certain number and then divide the result by 9. Instead, she subtracted 9 and then divided the result by 3, giving an answer of 43. What would her answer have been had she worked the problem correctly? // // (Spiciness: * out of ****)