How do you translate "eight times a number T less three" into a mathematical expression?

1 Answer
Dec 13, 2015

Answer:

The expression is #8T - 3#.

Explanation:

In order to translate this into an expression, first look for the variable. In this problem, the variable happens to be #T#.

From there, we look for operations that are applied to it. In this case, it is "eight times" #T# "less three".

"eight times" is the same as multiplying by 8, so we multiply #T# by 8:

#8T#

Finally, we translate "less three". "Less three" is the same as subtracting 3, so we subtract 3 from #8T#:

#8T - 3#

The expression is #8T - 3#.