# Translating Key Words and Phrases Into Algebraic Expressions

**Topics:**Addition, Elementary arithmetic, Multiplication

**Pages:**2 (398 words)

**Published:**December 20, 2012

EXAMPLE A number plus three Ten more than a number The sum of a number and five The total of six and some number A number increased by two Eleven added to a number A number minus seven Four less than a number The difference of a number and three Nine less a number A number decreased by twelve Six subtracted from a number Eight times a number The product of fourteen and a number Twice a number; double a number A number multiplied by negative six Three fourths of a number The quotient of a number and seven Ten divided by a number The ratio of a number to fifteen The square of a number; a number squared The cube of a number; a number cubed Seven less than a number equals ten. Three times a number is negative six. Eight is the same as twice a number. Twelve added to a number yields five. Nine less a number amounts to twenty.

TRANSLATION x+3 x + 10 x+5 6+x x+2 x + 11

X–7 X–4 X–3

minus less than the difference of less decreased by subtracted from

9–X

X – 12 X–6

Multiplication ( x )

times the product of twice; double multiplied by of

8x 14x 2x −6x

3 4 x

Division ( ÷ )

the quotient of divided by the ratio of

x 7

10 x x 15

Powers ( xn )

the square of;...

Please join StudyMode to read the full document