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?
The minimum wage in 1996 can be expressed as
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
So you can come up with an expression to show that.
2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
So the answer is
The minimum wage in 1996 can be written as