How do you translate the following statement " The difference of 5 times a number and 3 is 22" into an algebraic expression?

1 Answer
Dec 8, 2015

Answer:

#5x-3=22#

Explanation:

The stattement includes phrase "is 22", so the value will be n the right side of equation sign.

If you read the remaining part from the begining you will see "The difference of 5 times the number and 3", so you can see yhat there will be a "-" sign in the expression. On the left side there will be #5x# ("five times a number). On the right side #3#, so finally we get:

#5x-3=22#