# How do you translate "The difference of a number and five" into an algebraic expression?

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Jul 23, 2015

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#### Explanation:

The difference of a number and another number means subtraction. The first number is the minuend, which is the number to be subtracted from, and the second number is the subtrahend, the number that is to be subtracted. The difference is the result of the subtraction. Since the first number is not identified, we use a variable to represent it.

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