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## Subtracting Literals Practice Worksheet

I. Represent the following statements algebraically:

(i) 12 less than z
(ii)  x less than 54
(iii) 380 taken away from m
(iv) 67 less than x
(v) Decrease the sum of m and n by p
(vi) y less than 220
(vii) y less than the sum of z and 7

Solution:

(i) 12 less than z is represented as z-12
(ii)  x less than 54 is represented as 54-x
(iii) 380 taken away from m is represented as m-380
(iv) 67 less than x is represented as x-67
(v) Decrease the sum of m and n by p is represented as (m+n)-p
(vi) y less than 220 is represented as 220-y
(vii) y less than the sum of z and 7 is y-(z+7)

II. Write each of the following algebraically using signs and symbols:
(i) 357 less than literal y
(ii) Decrease m by o
(iii) Subtract h from 1000
(iv) 185 is diminished by w
(v) n less than 88
(vi) 43 less than p
(vii) 689 less than literal n
(viii) 42 less than v
(ix) 323 is diminished by k

Solution:

(i) 357 less than literal y is represented as y-357.
(ii) Decrease m by o is represented as m – o.
(iii) Subtract h from 1000 is represented as 1000 – h.
(iv) 185 is diminished by w is represented as 185 – w.
(v) n less than 88 is represented as 88 – n.
(vi) 43 less than p is represented as p-43.
(vii) 689 less than literal n is represented as n-689.
(viii) 42 less than v is represented as v-42.
(ix) 323 is diminished by k is represented as 323 – k.

III. Write each of the following statements using numbers, literals, and symbols:
(i) Subtract x from 770
(ii) r less than a sum of q and 20
(iii) 13 less than a sum of b and c
(iv) Decrease the sum of p and q by y
(v) Decrease the sum of k and 10 by l
(vi) x is diminished by 890
(vii) Decrease b by 7

Solution:

(i) Subtract x from 770 is represented as 770-x
(ii) r less than a sum of q and 20 is represented as (q+20)-r
(iii) 13 less than a sum of b and c is represented as (b+c)-13
(iv) Decrease the sum of p and q by y is represented as (p+q)-y
(v) Decrease the sum of k and 10 by l is represented as (K+10)-l
(vi) x is diminished by 890 is represented as x-890
(vii) Decrease b by 7 is represented as b-7

IV. Write the following statements algebraically:
(i) 19 less than literal k
(ii) Decrease m by 9
(iii) Subtract 18 from y
(iv) n took away from d
(v) 48 is diminished by v
(vi) 109 less than a sum of m and n
(vii) 500 less than literal z
(viii) Number 660 less than w

Solution:

(i) 19 less than literal k is represented as k-19
(ii) Decrease m by 9 is represented as m-9
(iii) Subtract 18 from y is represented as y-18
(iv) n took away from d is represented as d-n
(v) 48 is diminished by v is represented as 48-v
(vi) 109 less than a sum of m and n is represented as (m+n)-109
(vii) 500 less than literal z is represented as z-500
(viii) Number 660 less than w is represented as w-660