## anonymous one year ago Write Into a algebraic expression? Five times the difference of one-half of a number and two

1. anonymous

i guess we need a variable right?

2. anonymous

$$x$$ is what the math teachers use so lets use that

3. anonymous

if that is the "number" then one half that number is $$\frac{x}{2}$$

4. anonymous

the difference between that number and 2 is $\frac{x}{2}-2$

5. anonymous

five times that is $5\left(\frac{x}{2}-2\right)$