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

Published by Pearson
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 - Page 9: 51



Work Step by Step

The phrase 'Five times the difference of two numbers' is equivalent to subtracting one number from another number and then multiplying the result by 5. Therefore, representing the unknown numbers as $x$ and $y$, we can translate the phrase algebraically to $5(x-y)$.
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