# What is the algebraic expression for: half of a number x is 6 less the number x?

May 9, 2018

$\frac{1}{2} x = x - 6$
$\frac{1}{2} x = x - 6$
In the expression, $\frac{1}{2} x$ represents "half a number $x$", the word "is" denotes that an equal sign will be used, and "6 less than the number $x$" is represented by $x - 6$.