# Math Help - translating English phrases into algebraic expressions

1. ## translating English phrases into algebraic expressions

okay I have another problem a number, half of that number, and one-third of that number are added. The result is 22. So far I have

x+1/2x+1/3x=22.

2. Originally Posted by fc1123
okay I have another problem a number, half of that number, and one-third of that number are added. The result is 22. So far I have

x+1/2x+1/3x=22.
write it like this ..... x+ x/2 + x/3 = 22 or

$x+\frac {x}{2} +\frac {x}{3} = 22$

that way someone can think you wrote ... x+ 1/(2x) + 1 /(3x) ....
it's the same as the another one that you post ... just this one multiply with 6

$6x +.....$

3. thank you so much for help. I am enjoying this forum because it is helping me a lot to understand the problems.