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    Verbal expressions.

    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???"
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    Re: Verbal expressions.

    #'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.
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    Re: Verbal expressions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    #4 Eight more than the number less twice the number =(n+8) not sure how to apply the, "less twice the number???"
    This is (n + 8) - 2n, not the other way around. The Free Dictionary gives this example: "Five less two is three."
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