How do you define a variable and write an expression for each phrase: a number minus the difference of the number and four?

1 Answer
Jul 17, 2016

Answer:

#x -(x-4)#

Explanation:

Let's call the "number" referred to as #x#.

The word DIFFERENCE is always linked with AND.

The DIFFERENCE between/of 10 AND 8 is 2. (#10-8 = 2#)

"A number minus ????" means #x# - ????

"(A number minus) the (difference of the number and four)"

#" "x -" "(x-4)#

#x -(x-4)#