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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]]

1. 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,..

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…

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Algebraic Expressions