# Translating Word and Phrases to Algebraic Expressions

The following table lists the most common phrases and their translation. |Operation |Words |Example of Phrase |Algebraic Sign |Algebraic | | | | | |Translation | |Addition |sum |the sum of a number and 2 | + |x + 2 | | |plus |two plus a number | | | | |added |two added to a number | | | | |more than |two more than a number | | | | |increased by |a number increased by 2 | | | |Subtraction |difference |the difference of a number and two |- |x - 2 | | |minus |a number minus 2 | | | | |subtracted from |two subtracted from a number | | | | |less than |two less than a number | | | | |decreased by |a number decreased by two | | | | |reduced by |a number reduced by two...

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