High School Mathematics 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: Which expression means the product of 8 and a number b? 8 + b 8 x b 8 / b 8 - b

Q 2: If x is a positive number, which expression is greater, x + 12 or x + 17? neither depends on the value of x x + 12 x + 17

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

Q 5: What does (x + y) mean? x is greater than y the sum of a number x and a number y the difference between a number x and a number y the product of x and y

Q 6: In the expression, t + 10, the letter t is called a mystery letter expression algebraic letter variable

Q 7: Which expression means x more than number 13? x + 13 13 - x (x - 13) x / 13

Q 8: Choose the expression that means 3 fewer than number m. m / 3 m + 3 m - 3 m x 3

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