How do you translate into mathematical symbols: product of ten and p, decreased by four?

1 Answer
Jun 2, 2016

Answer:

#10p - 4#

Explanation:

The use of correct, clear grammar in cases like this is very important.
There is a difference between
"The product of 10 and #p,# decreased by 4"
and
"T
The product of 10 and, #p# decreased by 4"

In the first case, 10 and #p# are multiplied and then 4 is subtracted from the answer. # rArr 10p - 4#

In the second case #p# has 4 subtracted from it and then the answer is multiplied by 10. #rArr 10 xx (p - 4)#