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Translate each of the following into symbols. 
Let x = the number.
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1. Three more than five times a number.

 

2. Twice a number decreased by seven.

 

3. Twelve less than eight times a number.

 

4. Twenty diminished by four times a number.

 

5. Fifty increased by three times a number.

 

6. The product of three and a number.

 

7. The sum of triple a number and seventeen.

 

8. The difference of fifty and ten times a number.


 

9. Thirty five diminished by four times a number.

 

10. The quotient of fifteen and twice a number.

 

11. Eight less than the product of five times a number.


Translate each of the following into symbols. 

12. The number of inches in g feet.

 

13. Express the length (in terms of w) of a rectangle which is five more than the width, w.

 

14. The ages of two brothers can be represented as consecutive even integers.  If the younger brother's age is x + 3, represent the age of the older brother.


 

Now, let's go in the other direction.  Convert each of the following mathematical expressions into verbal expressions. 
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15.    5x - 2


 
16.    x + 1


 
17.    3x + 1


 
18.    x - 4


 
19.