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"?

#x-17<=-4#

Explanation:

Breaking the question down into its component parts:

A number decreased by 17#" "->?-17#

Is#" "->?-17=?#

less than or equal to #" "->?-17<=?#

#- 4# #" "-> ?-17<=-4#

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let the unknown number (value) be #x# giving:

#x-17<=-4#