# How do you write the mathematical expression for "The product of 5 and n decreased by 20"?

Mar 22, 2016

5n - 20

#### Explanation:

Product means multiply and so 'the product of 5 and n' is 5n

To decrease this value by 20 , means to subtract 20 from it.

hence : 5n - 20 is the algebraic expression for the statement.