# Math Help - translating English phrases into algebraic expressions

1. ## translating English phrases into algebraic expressions

okay need help with another problem it's a number twice that number and one-third of that number are added. The result is 20 What is the original number?
so far I have x+2x+1/3x=20. Thanks for the help

2. Your equation looks fine

$x+2x+\frac{x}{3} = 20$

Multiply the whole equation through by 3 to remove any fractions

$3x+6x+x = 60$

Group like terms and solve.

3. thanks so much for the help I am so glad that I found this forum so that way I don't fall behind in class.