# How do you translate "5 more than 3 times a number w" into a mathematical expression?

Aug 7, 2016

3w + 5

#### Explanation:

since you have W and you are multiplying it by 3, that gives you 3w. to get 5 more than 3w, you would add the 5, ergo 3w + 5.

depending on the application, you could also write $x = 3 w + 5$ or $3 w + 5 = 0$, etc