# How do you write an algebraic expression for the phrase "thirty-six subtracted from a number"?

Mar 26, 2018

$x - 36$

#### Explanation:

The word to note here is 'FROM'.

We would write $6$ subtracted from $10$ as:

$10 - 6$

In this case we have '$36$ is to be subtracted from a number'
(which we do not know, but we can call $x$)

$x - 36$