# Question #261e4

Dec 12, 2017

Converting the words to an algebraic expression yields $3 x - 6$.

#### Explanation:

Let's break it down.

"6 less than . . . " means we’re subtracting $6$.

“ . . . the product of 3 and a number.” means 3 and a number ($x$) are being multiplied.

Combining both expressions yields: $3 x - 6$.

Dec 12, 2017

$3 x - 6$

#### Explanation:

The “ product of 3 and a number “ may be written as $3 x$ and “six less than the product “ can therefore be written as $3 x - 6$

Dec 12, 2017

Product of 3 and a number $= 3 \times x$
6 less $= 3 x - 6$
$3 x - 6$