How do you write an equation representing thirteen less than a number x is three?
We are given "thirteen less than a number x is three," and we are asked to form an equation to model this relationship.
Let's start translating from English to Math. "Thirteen" is
In math, "is" usually means "equals to." So now we have something more like an equation: "
We are left with "less than a number." We can rewrite this as:
I hope that helps!