Math Word Problems - GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE Preparation 1.15 Translating Verbal Statements into Algebraic Expressions

Word Phrases

Algebraic expressions

The sum of x and 5
x plus 5
x increased by 5
5 added to x
5 more than x

x + 5

The difference of y and 9
y minus 9
y less 9
y decreased by 9
9 less than y
subtract 9 from y

y - 9

The product of 3 and t
3 times t
t multiplied by 3

3t

The quotient of u and 7
u divided by 7
7 divided into u

u/7

Directions: Select the algebraic expression for the following. Also write at least five examples of each of your own.

Q 1: In the expression, t + 10, the letter t is called a expression algebraic letter variable mystery letter

Q 2: Which expression means the product of 8 and a number b? 8 + b 8 - b 8 / b 8 x b

Q 3: Choose the expression that means the difference between 11 and the number b. b - 11 11 - b 11 / b 11 + b

Q 4: If x is a positive number, which expression is greater, x + 12 or x + 17? x + 17 depends on the value of x neither x + 12

Q 5: Which expression means 6 more than y? 6 - y 6 + y 6 x y 6 / y

Q 6: The expression 1.5 + x means: 1.5 decreased by x 1.5 less than x 1.5 increased by x the product of 1.5 and x

Q 7: Mary scored x points in a game. Her friend Anna scored 5 points less than her. Which expression describes Anna's score? x - 5 x + 5 x / 5 5x

Q 8: What does (x + y) mean? the product of x and y the sum of a number x and a number y x is greater than y the difference between a number x and a number y

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