# How do you write the mathematical expression for "10 decreased by 8"?

Dec 26, 2015

$10 - 8$

#### Explanation:

$10 - 8$ and this offcourse is then equal to $2$.

Dec 26, 2015

$10 - 8$
To "decrease" (or "reduce") $10$ by $8$
we need to subtract $8$ from $10$