# How do you define a variable and write an expression for each phrase: twelve times the product of two and a number?

May 3, 2016

$12 \left(2 \times x\right)$

Simplifies to $24 x$

#### Explanation:

Breaking the question down into its component parts

Define a variable: $\to \text{ Let "x" be a variable}$

Twelve times the: ->12xx?
product of: ->12xx(?xx?)

two: ->12xx(2xx?)

and a number: $\to 12 \times \left(2 \times x\right)$

giving: $12 \left(2 \times x\right)$

In fact this simplifies to $24 x$