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MATH

Key Words and Converting Words to Equations

Sometimes math questions use key words to indicate what operation to perform. Becoming familiar with these key words will help you determine what the question is asking for.

OPERATION| OTHER WORDS WHICH INDICATE THE OPERATION|

Addition| Increased by; more than; combined together; total of; sum; added to.| Subtraction| Decreased by; minus; less; difference between/of; less than; fewer than.| Multiplication| Of; times; multiplied by; product of (For example 4 + 4 + 4 equals 4 X3).| Division| Per; a; out of; ratio of; quotient of; percent (divide by 100).| Equal| Is; are; was; will be; gives; yields; sold for|

Per | Divided by|

Here are some examples of words converted to equations.

WORDS| EQUATIONS|

What is the sum of 8 and y?| 8 + y|

4 less than y| y – 4|

Y multiplied by 13| 13y|

The quotient of y and 3| y / 3|

The difference of 5 and y| 5 – y|

The ratio of 9 more than y to y| (y+9) / y|

Nine less than the total of a number (y) and two| (y+2) = 9 or y - 7|

Fractions

In order to accurately solve fraction problems it is important to distinguish between the numerator and denominator. Numerator: top number Denominator: bottom number

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