48 - (8 x f)
Given : Steve had 48 chocolates but decided to give 8 chocolates to each of his f coworkers.
here, the number of coworkers is 'f'.
Thus, Distributed chocolates= 8 times f
⇒Distributed chocolates= 8f
Therefore, the number of chocolates Steve had left
= Total chocolates- distributed chocolates
∴ The number of chocolates that Steve had left = 48-8f
Steve has 48 chocolates.
He is giving away 8 chocolates to f coworkers.
That means he is giving away 8f chocolates.
This means he will have 48-8f chocolates left.