# If x represents a number, then how do you write an expression for the ratio of 3 less than x to 2 more than x?

Apr 14, 2017

$\frac{x - 3}{x + 2}$
Three less than $x = x - 3$
Two more than $x = x + 2$
So the ratio is $\frac{x - 3}{x + 2}$