# How do you translate the following statement "the difference of twice a number p and 3" into an algebraic expression?

Mar 9, 2018

$2 p - 3$

#### Explanation:

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\rightarrow} \text{the difference of "color(white)("xxx")underbrace("twice a number p")" and 3}$

$\rightarrow \underbrace{\text{the difference of "color(white)("xxxxxxxxx")2pcolor(white)("xxxxxxx")} \mathmr{and} 3}$

rarrcolor(white)("xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx") (2p-3))

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