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There are s steps from the pedestal to the head of the Statue of Liberty. The number of steps in the Washington Monument is 27 less than 6 times the number of steps in the Statue of Liberty. Which expression represents the number of steps in the Washington Monument in terms of s?

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Question:

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6s - 27

explanation

Let's represent the number of steps in the Washington Monument as W.

Given:

Number of steps from the pedestal to the head of the Statue of Liberty = s

Number of steps in the Washington Monument is 27 less than 6 times the number of steps in the Statue of Liberty.

We can write this information as an equation:

W = 6s - 27

Therefore, the expression that represents the number of steps in the Washington Monument in terms of s is 6s - 27.

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