# How do you write an equation to represent the statement "seven less than the sum of x and 10 is 32"?

Jan 9, 2017

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#### Explanation:

Breaking the question down into its component parts:

seven less than: " "-> ?-7
the sum of " -------"->(?+?)-7
$x$ and 10 $\text{ ----------} \to \left(x + 10\right) - 7$
is:" -------------------"->(x+10)-7 =?
32:$\text{ -----------------} \to \textcolor{red}{\left(x + 10\right) - 7 = 32}$