Writing Expressions and Equations to Solve Problems (verbal or pictorial to symbolic)
1. Video: Writing expressions from verbal descriptions []
2. Writing Algebraic Expressions []
An expression is one or more operations involving numbers and/or variables.
5 + 4 – 7 is an example of a numerical expression because it consists of just numbers
3x + 1 is an example of an algebraic expression because it consists of numbers and variables.
Algebraic expressions can be written from verbal descriptions if you are aware of key operational words such as:
Sum, total, plus, increased, increased by, gain, raise, more,..
Difference, minus, decreased by, loss, fewer, less, take away…
Double, triple, twice, product, percent of, fraction of…
Quotient of, divide by, equally, per…
More Examples of Algebraic Expressions
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