Younis Z. answered • 10/02/19

PhD in Mathematics with 15+ Years of Teaching Experience

Reading the question, we can see that there are two unknowns:

1) x which represents a generic number

2) another number, say y, that is 8 less than twice x.

Now let's answer the question. We need to write an expression for y. We know y is 8 less than twice x. Twice x is 2*x or simply 2x. But since y is 8 less than 2x, the answer to the question is:

y < 2x - 8