# Word Problems

### Topics

## Introduction to :

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.

### Sample Problems

- "
*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.

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