# How do you write the expression for "A number decreased by 17 is less -4" than or equal to -4"?

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Nov 16, 2016

#### Answer:

Assumption that the question should read:

How do you write the expression for "A number decreased by 17 is less than or equal to -4"?

#### Explanation:

Breaking the question down into its component parts:

A number decreased by 17

Is

less than or equal to

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let the unknown number (value) be