4 subtracted from 6 times a number is 32. Take this algebraic expression in pieces. The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x. x 6 times this number means we multiply by x by 6 6x 4 subtracted from this expression means we subtract 4 6x - 4 The phrase is means an equation, so we set 6x - 4 equal to 32 6x - 4 = 32 If you need to solve this equation, type it in the search engine here.