# Converting word problem to algebraic expression

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1.) Write the following as an algebraic expression using x as the variable : the sum of a number and -8

2.) Write the following as an algebraic expression using x as the variable: Five more than the product of 7 and a number.

3.) Solve -3 ( -19+4 )/-5

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In this solution two sentences, written in word problem (plain English) format are converted to algebraic expressions.

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1) Using X as "number" you get:

the sum of X and -8

or X + -8

which can be further simplified to X-8 or -8 + x

2) Again using X as ...

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