Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.5 - Translating from English to Algebra - Problem Set 2.5: 42

Answer

Hector was $y-5$ years old $5$ years ago.

Work Step by Step

$5$ years ago, Hector's age was $5$ less than it is now. Algebraically, we express this difference using subtraction.
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