# How do you express the phrase "a number w less than 43" as an algebraic expression?

Sep 18, 2015

#### Answer:

$43 - w$

#### Explanation:

A number (that is) $w$ less than $43$ is, less than $43$ by the amount $w$. That number is the result of decreasing $4$ by the amount, $w$.

It is $43 - w$