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

##### 1 Answer
Dec 13, 2015

The expression is $8 T - 3$.

#### 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:

$8 T$

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

$8 T - 3$

The expression is $8 T - 3$.