Translating words to Equations

Translating words to Equations
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Translate sentences into algebraic equations or inequalities.
  • How do you translate sentences into algebraic equations or inequalities?
  • How do you translate 'seven less than a number is ten' into an equation?
  • How can you write an equation for the statement 'five more than a number is twice a number'?
  • How do you write 'four is not equal to the product of two and three' as an algebraic equation?
  • How do you write 'the sum of a number and eight is less than fourteen' as an inequality?
  • How do you write an algebraic equation for the statement 'four decreased by twice a number is one more than the number'?
  • How do you write 'three times a number is greater than or equal to nine' as an inequality?
This lesson shows you how to take a word statement or sentence and translate it into an algebraic equation / inequality. All key words that translate into a math operation or symbol are explained and shown. There are many example problems in this lesson that help you learn how to change words into equations / inequalities. This is a great video to watch when first learning about writing equations.
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on January 08, 2012.
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