#'s 1, 2, and 3 are right. "Less twice the number" means subtract that from twice the number, so 2n-(n+8). There isn't much of a trick to understanding verbal expressions. You just have to know what you're doing.
I'm suppose to, translate the given verbal expressions into algebraic expressions. Let n represent the number. Simplify the expression, if possible.
I'm not sure if I answered them correctly. Is there any key things to look at when translating verbal expressions into algebraic expressions???
#1 The quotient of twice the number and 12 =2n/12
#2 The product of the number and the number increased by 4 =n(n+4)
#3 Three times the number plus the number itself = 3n+n = 4n
#4 Eight more than the number less twice the number =(n+8) not sure how to apply the, "less twice the number???"