What operation will we replace less than with?
If you said subtraction you are correct!!!
What operation will we replace times with?
If you said multiplication you are correct!!!
The phrase 'a number' indicates that it is an unknown number.
There was no specific value given to it. So we will replace
the phrase 'a number' with the variable x.
We want to let our variable represent any number that is unknown
Putting everything together we can translate the given english phrase
with the following algebraic expression:
9 less than 5 times a number
