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Question:

Write the following statement in symbolic form: The difference between three times a number and 2 times another number must not be less than 2.

A 3x - 2y ≥ 2
Explaination

Let the first number be x and the second be y. Three times the first number is 3x Two times the other number is 2y The difference is 3x - 2y Since the difference must not be less than 2, it implies that it can be equal to or more than 2. Therefore, 3x - 2y ≥ 2.