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Any English phrase in which one quantity is taken away from another translates into a mathematical expression with a minus sign. You've seen those self-help books about dealing with loss? Those are...
Sometimes we have a direct translation from English to math, since the symbol ÷ abbreviates the phrase "divided by.'' None of that shady "together with" or "product of" business.Like so: Five divi...
You hate it when someone's translating something from another language and they go too quickly because they you can keep up with them, right? We hate that, too. We also hate it when we need to go f...
We have four possible inequality signs to choose from: , ≤, and ≥. There is also the slightly less popular ^, which means that everything below is greater than everything above, but that...
Some word problems lead us to inequalities rather than equations, which is good, because algebra would be awfully boring if we never got to mix it up. We know what you're thinking, but don't say it...
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