# How do you translate "10q(3 − 8p)" into words?

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Oct 1, 2016

Ten Q, start brackets - three minus eight P - end brackets

Oct 1, 2016

"The product of, 10 times q, and the difference between 3 and 8 times p"

#### Explanation:

Try to include key words.

"Sum", or "more than", or "increased by" mean

"Difference", "less than, "decreased by" all mean

"Product means times or

"quotient" means

Your expression could be said something like this ...

"The product of, 10 times q, and the difference between 3 and 8 times p"

There are other options.

Sum, difference product and quotient are always used with AND, indicating which numbers are combined.