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# Writing Expressions and Equations to Solve Problems (verbal or pictorial to symbolic)

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### 2. Writing Algebraic Expressions [[318]]

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is one or more operations involving numbers and/or variables.*expression*5 + 4 – 7 is an example of a

because it consists of just numbers*numerical expression*3

*x*+ 1 is an example of anbecause it consists of numbers and variables.*algebraic expression*Algebraic expressions can be written from verbal descriptions if you are aware of key operational words such as:

**ADD**Sum, total, plus, increased, increased by, gain, raise, more,..

**SUBTRACT**Difference, minus, decreased by, loss, fewer, less, take away…

**MULTIPLY**Double, triple, twice, product, percent of, fraction of…

**DIVIDE**Quotient of, divide by, equally, per…

**More Examples of Algebraic Expressions**Follow the link below to view more examples of algebraic expressions. As you move the cursor over the pink box the correct translation will appear.