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Can you write this word problem to a equation. A number is 6 fewer than 12

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A number (x) is 6 fewer ("less than") 12.
 
Therefore, x = 12 - 6
 
By the way, you do not have to use the "x" (unless either a) your teacher said that you "must" use "x" for the unknown, or b) you really like using "x" over other letters of the alphabet (you could use "z", "m", "p", or absolutely any of the letters from A to Z, if you prefer them to "x"!).
 
Hope this helps you, Claudia!
 
--Anne
X=(12-6)
 
 
 
Number is your unknown. Your unknown number is 6 less (fewer) than 12.