Eight less than the product of 6 and a number equals 5. How do I write this as an equation?

reemisorgc 2022-09-30 Answered
Eight less than the product of 6 and a number equals 5. How do I write this as an equation?
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domino671v
Answered 2022-10-01 Author has 8 answers
"Less than" implies that that number will come after what is next.
something − 8
"The product of" implies multiplication, and in this case, you would replace "a number" with a value, such as x.
(6 times x)−8
(6x)−8
The final part, "equals", is hopefully self-explanatory.
(6x)−8=5
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