# How do you write the phrase into algebraic expressions: five dollars less than Yumi's pay?

Mar 20, 2018

#### Answer:

$p - 5$, where $p$ represents Yumi's pay

#### Explanation:

To write an algebraic expression, we need to represent Yumi's pay as a variable (I chose $p$).

The question says five dollars less, which means five (dollars) needs to be detracted/subtracted from $p$ (Yumi's pay).