How do you translate word phrases to algebraic expressions: six less than a number?

2 Answers
Jun 21, 2018

Answer:

#x-6#

Explanation:

substitute numbers in, write down EXACTLY what you do and then replace numbers with letters

What is 6 less than 20?

20-6=14 because less than means subtract

Now replace 20 with the letter #x#

#x-6# we do not have an answer as we do not have a value for #x#

Jun 21, 2018

Six less than #->?-6#
a number#color(white)("d..d")->x-6#