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: 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 2: Choose the expression that means 3 fewer than number m. m x 3 m + 3 m / 3 m - 3

Q 3: Which expression means 6 more than y? 6 / y 6 x y 6 - y 6 + y

Q 4: The expression 1.5 + x means: the product of 1.5 and x 1.5 increased by x 1.5 decreased by x 1.5 less than x

Q 5: 2x + 3x + x is same as: 5x 7x 4x 6x

Q 6: What does (x + y) mean? x is greater than y the difference between a number x and a number y the sum of a number x and a number y the product of x and y

Q 7: In the expression, t + 10, the letter t is called a algebraic letter expression variable mystery letter

Q 8: If x is a positive number, which expression is greater, x + 12 or x + 17? neither x + 12 depends on the value of x x + 17

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