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

Dec 8, 2015

$5 x - 3 = 22$
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 $5 x$ ("five times a number). On the right side $3$, so finally we get:
$5 x - 3 = 22$