# Question #bedf5

##### 1 Answer

Oct 4, 2016

**7 less than 8 is 1**

#### Explanation:

We need to be able to express different operations and calculations in English as well as in Math.

You would not have hesitated in calculating

But what does the math calculation mean?

In

We are doing all of the following....

Subtract 7 from 8 to get 1

**7 less than 8 is 1**

The difference between 8 and 7 is 1

8 take away 7 leaves 1

8 reduced by 7 leaves 1

8 subtract 7 leaves 1

If 7 of 8 are used, there is still 1 left

If you practise at reading maths expressions in English, then you will understand so much more of what is written in math language