# How do you translate "four subtracted from three times a number B" into a mathematical expression?

##### 1 Answer

May 2, 2018

#### Explanation:

According to the **order of operations**, multiplication happens before subtraction (unless specified otherwise). So, first we multiply

**Note that a constant (a numerical number) multiplied by a variable (a letter or symbol) can be represented by writing them side by side with no operator in between.**