what does the of stand for in algebraic expressions

### 5 Answers

Try doing these style of problems one word at a time.

4 less means we’re subtracting 4 from something

3/7 of y is just 3/7*y

Therefor

3/7*y-4

is our expression

The other answers are correct but they could have more explicitlyy answered your questions:

The “of” essentially means that you are multiplying the fraction (three sevenths) and the variable (y).

(3/7)*y – 4

3/7*y – 4

3/7y – 4