# SSAT Middle Level Math : How to subtract variables

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### Example Question #1 : How To Subtract Variables

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Solve for :       Explanation:

In order to solve for , move to one side of the equation and everything else to the other. To do this, subtract from both sides.

### Example Question #141 : Algebra

Simplify:       Explanation:

The first step is to apply the distributive property. Don't forget to distribute the negative in the second parenthesis!   Next, combine the variables and the numbers. This gives us:  ### Example Question #7 : How To Subtract Variables

Which of the following phrases can be written as the algebraic expression ?

One fifth decreased by the product of six and a number

None of the other responses is correct.

One fifth less than the product of six and a number

One fifth the product of negative six and a number

Six less than one fifth of a number

One fifth decreased by the product of six and a number

Explanation: is one fifth decreased by  is the product of six and a number.

Consequently, is "one fifth decreased by the product of six and a number".

### Example Question #8 : How To Subtract Variables

Which of the following phrases can be written as the algebraic expression ?

Thirteen divided into the difference of a number and nine.

Thirteen divided by the difference of a number and nine.

Thirteen divided by the difference of nine and a number.

The correct answer is not among the other choices.

Thirteen divided into the difference of nine and a number.

Thirteen divided into the difference of a number and nine.

Explanation: is thirteen divided into . is the difference of a number and nine.

Therefore, is "thirteen divided into the difference of a number and nine".

### Example Question #1 : Apply Properties Of Operations To Expand Linear Expressions With Rational Coefficients: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ee.A.1

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