Translating Verbal Phrases Into Variable Expressions Example 1

Here is an example of how to translate a verbal phrases into a variable phrase.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. Translate the phases by breaking the phrases into sections
2. Know key phrases like “a number” means a variable or “increased by” means adding
3. Take all the translations of the phrases and write one variable phrases- read the variable phrase back to yourself to see if your answer is correct

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Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations