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Word Problems

Word Problems

Parentheses Examples

Example 1

How do we translate the following phrase into a mathematical expression?

"Quadruple the sum of eleven and a number."

Example 2

How do we translate the following phrase into a mathematical expression?

"Four together with one-fifth of x."

Example 3

How do we translate the following phrase into a mathematical expression?

"Three times the sum of four and the quotient of x and two."

Example 4

How do we translate the following phrase into a mathematical expression?

"The triple of the double of the difference of 5 and 3."