# If x is equal to 41 and y is equal to 3, then what is the value of x-9y?

To find the value of this expression we substitute $\textcolor{red}{41}$ for $\textcolor{red}{x}$ and $\textcolor{b l u e}{3}$ for $\textcolor{b l u e}{y}$ in the expression and do the math. Therefore
$\textcolor{red}{x} - 9 \textcolor{b l u e}{y}$ becomes:
$\textcolor{red}{41} - \left(9 \times \textcolor{b l u e}{3}\right) = \textcolor{red}{41} - 27 = 14$