# How do you write the phrase "the difference between two-thirds of nine and five" as a mathematical expression?

Jun 12, 2018

"Mathematical expression of " color(blue)("Diff. between Two thirds of nine & five ") color(brown)(= ((2/3)*9 - 5))

#### Explanation:

Two thirds of nine $= \left(\frac{2}{3}\right) \cdot 9$

Difference between Two thirds of nine & five is $\left(\left(\frac{2}{3}\right) \cdot 9 - 5\right)$