# Math Help - translating English phrases into algebraic expressions

1. ## translating English phrases into algebraic expressions

Okay I am having problems with twice a number is increased by one-third the number the result is 42. So far I have 2x+1/3x=42 from there I am not sure how to solve this

2. Originally Posted by fc1123
Okay I am having problems with twice a number is increased by one-third the number the result is 42. So far I have 2x+1/3x=42 from there I am not sure how to solve this
$2x + \frac {1}{3} x = 42$

so multiply all by 3

$6x + x = 126$

3. thanks so much for the help.