# How do you write an algebraic expression that models the word phrase "two times what pam's age was four years ago "?

Mar 10, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, let's call Pam's age: $a$

Then we can write "Pam's age four years ago" as"

$a - 4$

"Two times" this would then be written as:

$2 \left(a - 4\right)$