Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.1 Introduction to Algebra - 1.1 Exercise Set: 48

Answer

$a-2w$

Work Step by Step

The phrase 'Abby's speed minus twice the wind speed' is equivalent to subtracting two times the wind speed from Abby's speed. Therefore, representing Abby's speed as $a$ and the wind speed as $w$, we can translate the phrase algebraically to $a-2w$.
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