- Topics At a Glance
- Expressions
- Addition
- Subtraction
- Multiplication
- Division
- Parentheses
- Variables
- Translating Slowly
**Equations and Inequalities****The Equals Sign**- Inequalities
- Word Problems
- How to Read Word Problems
- How to Become a Word Problem Expert
- Geometry Problems
- Averages
- Percents
- The Word "Per"
- Coin Problems
- Written Inequalities
- In the Real World
- I Like Abstract Stuff; Why Should I Care?
- How to Solve a Math Problem

Hey equation, what's your sign?

There are many different English phrases for each of the arithmetic operators, and there are likewise many different English phrases that translate into the = sign. In fact, "likewise" is one word that roughly means = . Any English phrase that says two quantities are the same, or will be the same if you perform some operations first, translates into a mathematical equation using the = sign. For example, James Bond may tell you that the world = not enough.

- "
*x*plus 2 equals 10'' translates into symbols as*x*+ 2 = 10.

- "Three
*x***is**twenty-four'' translates into symbols as 3*x*= 24.

- "One-half of
*y***will be**seven'' translates to .

- "If we divide
*y*by four we**get**twelve'' translates to .

- "Multiplying
*z*by two**gives**(or**yields**) eleven'' translates to*z*× 2 = 11.