Q:

Which of these is the algebraic expression for the verbal expression "five times the difference of a number and six?" 5(x − 6) x − 5 ⋅ 6 6(x − 5) 5 ⋅ x − 6

Accepted Solution

A:
Let's consider each of the option

5(x-6)

5 times the difference of a number x and 6

This could be written in another way

5(6-x)

Just that one would be a positive difference and the other would be a negative difference..

The last option would have been correct but if we're to consider pedmas.. The last option is suggesting "the difference of 5 times a number and 6" which is not what the question dictates...

The penultimate option is suggesting "6 times the difference between a number and 5"

And the second option is completely astray........

Hope this helped......