# How do you translate "2 more than a number" into a mathematical expression?

##### 1 Answer
Dec 16, 2015

$x + 2$

#### Explanation:

The more in "2 more than a number" indicates addition. As we are not given a specific number, we replace it with a variable (such as $x$). Thus "2 more than a number" can be written as $x + 2$.