How do you express the phrase "5 a number t divided by 82" as an algebraic expression?

1 Answer
Oct 1, 2015

It would be #(5*t)/82#


In such tasks you have to remember to write the mathematical symbols in order in which they appear, and to remember that:

  • "n a number" means multiplication
  • "a number #x# greater than" means adding #x#
  • If you see something like "a number 3 times greater than a sum of x and 6", you write it as #3*(x+6)#. In such cases the second expression (here the sum) must be written in brackets.