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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.

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High School Mathematics
1.15 Translating Verbal Statements into Algebraic Expressions

Q 1: Which expression means 6 more than y?
6 - y
6 x y
6 / y
6 + y

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

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

Q 4: What does (x + y) mean?
the sum of a number x and a number y
the product of x and y
x is greater than y
the difference between a number x and a number y

Q 5: Choose the expression that means the difference between 11 and the number b.
b - 11
11 - b
11 / b
11 + b

Q 6: Which expression means x more than number 13?
x + 13
(x - 13)
13 - x
x / 13

Q 7: The expression 1.5 + x means:
1.5 increased by x
the product of 1.5 and x
1.5 decreased by x
1.5 less than x

Q 8: 2x + 3x + x is same as:
6x
7x
4x
5x

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