Alexander B. answered • 08/26/17

PhD in Engineering with 15+ yrs of Math Teaching Experience

**x**representing the number, the equation should be written as

**0.5x - 5=40**Alternatively: (

**1/2)x - 5 = 40.**

Gracye C.

asked • 08/26/17what is 5 less than half a number is 40 as an equation

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Alexander B. answered • 08/26/17

PhD in Engineering with 15+ yrs of Math Teaching Experience

Mark M. answered • 08/26/17

Mathematics Teacher - NCLB Highly Qualified

half a number, (1/2)n

5 less, -5

is 40, = 40

(1/2)n - 5 = 40

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Alexander B.

08/26/17