# How do you translate the following statement "The difference between a number and four is twenty " into an algebraic expression and then find the number?

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Mar 5, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Difference means subtraction.

'A number' can be represented by a variable. In this case, we'll use

So, our algebraic expression will be:

To solve this we must use algebra.

We must first move the

Lastly, we just have to solve the right-hand side of our equation and we'll have our final answer.