Ok i havent done these in a looong time and i need someone to refresh my memory lol
which of the following expressions represents the product of 3 less than twice x and 2 more than the quantity 3 times x?
Answer: 6x^2 - 5x - 6
looks simple enough but i cannot remember anything, i need to know how to get that answer, thanks in advance!
rather, familiarize yourself with math vocabulary. there are a few buzz words you need to get acquainted with that can help you translate word problems into math problems.
sum means add
product means multiply
difference means subtract
twice means two times
thrice means three times
less means subtract, in the sense that you subtract whatever something is less by
more means add, analogous to less
get used to these words and others that will help you translate from english to math...then you won't have to be slapping your head at these things, but you can laugh and do the problem and write a note to your professor at the end, "don't insult my intelligence with such trivial problems" ...be sure to put a at the end, or your professor might take that the wrong way
...i'm kidding about that note thing. you can only do things like that when you're older...adults don't like kids mouthing off
lol thanks man ill write those down, the only ones that always confuse me are product and difference, the other ones im ok with. im actually studying for a math college placement test, and im trying to make sure i know all the simple stuff you know. lol @ the note thing