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A table is given that contains many of the basic phrases that you come across when working on word problems. For each phrase, an example is given.

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A table is given that contains many of the basic phrases that you come across when working on word problems. For each phrase, an example is given.

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Basic phrases that occur in word problems

Once you understand the language used in word problems, they are not so hard. Often a word problem can be broken down into several basic phrases.

Operation Verbal phrase Example Variable Expression

Addition Plus b plus 17

Addition The sum of the sum of x and z

Addition Increased by t increased by 9

Addition The total of the total of 5 and y

Addition Added to 6 added to y

Addition More than 8 more than x ...

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