# How do you write the algebraic expression: 10 less than x?

Jul 4, 2016

$x - 10$

#### Explanation:

A number which is less than another can be found by subtracting.

6 is 4 less than 10-------> 10 - 4 =6

12 is 8 less than 20 ---------> 12 = 20 - 8

a number which is 10 less than x ------>.$x - 10$