How do you write each phrase as a variable expression: The difference of a number and 16? Algebra Expressions, Equations, and Functions Variable Expressions 2 Answers smendyka Apr 26, 2017 "The difference" means to subtract. We can all "a number": #n#. We can then write this expression as: #n - 16# AA_123 Apr 26, 2017 Answer: #x-16# Explanation: The number is #x# (unknown), the difference of #x# and sixteen is #x-16# Related questions How do you write the variable expression for: a quotient of 2 and the sum of a number and 3 ? What are variables? What are variable expressions? How do you write variable expressions? How do you evaluate variable expressions? How do you simplify the expression #3x-x+4#? How do you write a quotient of a number and 6 as an expression? How do you evaluate the expression #2x+1# for #x=1#? How do you write a product of a number and 2 as an expression? How do you write 5 less than 2 times a number as a variable expression? See all questions in Variable Expressions Impact of this question 222 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License