# How do you write a word phrase for each algebraic expression: 8-a?

Sep 19, 2016

"The difference between 8 and a number"

#### Explanation:

THere are several ways of expressing the same thing..

$a$ is a variable which represents a number.

"The difference between 8 and a number"

"$a$ less than 8"

#8 reduced by a number"