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

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

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Veronika A. | Native German Teaching GermanNative German Teaching German
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x - 5  = y
 
x = Pat's height
 
y = Donna's height
Shelly J. | Excellent Maths Tutoring for academic successExcellent Maths Tutoring for academic su...
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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
Alex S. | Retired, Looking to Share My Love of Mathematics and ComputersRetired, Looking to Share My Love of Mat...
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D= Donna's height
P=Pat's height
 
D=P-5 (Donna's height is 5 inches less)