How can I make a equation with Donnas' height & Pats'

## Donna is 5 inches shorter than Pat. What's an equation I can make from this problem?

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# 3 Answers

x - 5 = y

x = Pat's height

y = Donna's height

Hi Lashae,

Let Pat′s height be x

Let Donna′s height be y

Donna is 5 inches shorter than Pat

So y=x-5

D= Donna's height

P=Pat's height

D=P-5 (Donna's height is 5 inches less)