8th grade math
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Justin had $31 before spending q dollars on jeans. how much money remains? (translate phrase to an algebraic expression)

8th grade math 
bobpursley
What is 31q?

8th grade math 
chasity
Hi Bob,
That is the question. It is asking for the translation from this phrase to an algeraic expression. I'm unsure how to do this.
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