Translate
each of the following into symbols.
Let x = the number.
Click on the box to the right
to check your answers.

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. Click on the box to the right
to see one
possible answer.