**One Less Than Twice A Number**. This would mean the number is multiplied by two, or 2n. How do you write three less than twice a number?

5 from a number since we don't know what that number is we put in a variable.so 5 less than a number is n minus five. The number “five less” than “twice a” is “nine.” the order of operations is as follows: 1 expert answer if n is your number, twice a number would be 2n.