# Match algebraic expressions for subtractions

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publish date: 2022/06/24 02:14:1.467185 GMT+1
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Match key phrases with the right algebraic expressions

- 23 -
*P* - 550 -
*h* 18*w -*- 7 -
*j* *M - x**L -*12**5 -***f*

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550 minus h

7 decreased by j

18 less than w

The difference of 23 and P

M reduced by x

5 less f

12 subtracted from L

**Correct Answer**

(1) The difference of 23 and P

(2) 550 minus h

(3) 18 less than w

(4) 7 decreased by j

(5) M reduced by x

(6) 12 subtracted from L

(7) 5 less f

**Explanation**

**Caution **

Be careful when translating subtraction. Order is important. For example, when a translation involves the phrase *less than*, note how the terms are reversed

18 less than

w→18 (w came first in algebraic expression because of the subtraction)w -

**Reference**

Mathematics for college students, go-math-science.com