# For the expression "3 less than 10 times the weight'', how do you define a variable and then write the expression algebraically?

Nov 3, 2016

$10 w - 3$

#### Explanation:

Let the weight be $w$

"3 less than " means 3 subtracted from a quantity.

"10 times" means multiplied by 10.

Putting these together and using a variable gives the expression:

$10 w - 3$