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

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Jun 21, 2018

#### 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

Jun 21, 2018

Six less than

a number