How do you write the verbal phrase given: x/4- 17?
seventeen less than a quarter of a number
a quarter of
There's a variable in the expression so we can just say "a number
We are dividing that unknown number by four, so we can say
Then we have to subtract seventeen. We could leave it as minus seventeen at the end, or we could say seventeen less than a fourth of
As can be seen, there are numerous ways to go about 'verbalizing' the expression, or any expression for that matter. Think creatively!