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
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
10 x x 15
Powers ( xn )
the square of;...