# How do you translate to an algebraic expression 3 times the difference of x and y?

##### 1 Answer
Mar 30, 2018

$3 \times \left(x - y\right)$

#### Explanation:

Difference means to subtract so there is a quantity of
$\left(x - y\right)$

Three times means to multiply by 3 so multiply the quantity of
$\left(x - y\right)$ by 3

$3 \times \left(x - y\right)$