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

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 $\times$
"quotient" means $\div$

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.