The minimum wage in 2003 was $5.15 this was w more than the minimum wage in 1996, how do you write an expression for the minimum wage in 1996?

1 Answer
Dec 5, 2017

Answer:

The minimum wage in 1996 can be expressed as
#$5.50 - w#

Explanation:

The problem states that the minimum wage in 1996 was less than it was in 2003.

How much less? The problem specifies that it was #w# dollars less.

So you can come up with an expression to show that.

2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#$5.50# #larr# minimum wage in 2003
#w# less than that . . . #($5.50 - w)# #larr# minimum wage in 1996

So the answer is
The minimum wage in 1996 can be written as #($5.50 - w)#