# 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

#### Explanation:

Let's call the "number" referred to as

The word DIFFERENCE is always linked with AND.

The DIFFERENCE between/of 10 AND 8 is 2. (

"A number minus ????" means

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