# Translating a Subtraction Statement into an Algebraic Expression

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### Translate the following into an algebraic expression. What is nine minus four?

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### 2. Translate the following into an algebraic expression. Larry has a pile of thirty marbles on Monday. Sam comes along and notices that there are only ten marbles in the pile on Wednesday. How many marbles did Larry lose?

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This quiz/worksheet's task is to examine you on how to properly translate subtraction statements into algebraic expressions. The questions will all be asked as example problems.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To elaborate, you will display your understanding of:

• Translating subtraction problems into algebraic expressions
• Basic subtraction principles
• Making algebraic expressions from word problems

## Skills Practiced

• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding subtraction
• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to create algebraic expressions from subtraction word problems
• Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret subtraction statements correctly