# How do you translate "8 more than a twice a number" into a mathematical expression?

Dec 15, 2015

$2 x + 8$

#### Explanation:

"8 more than" means plus $8$
"twice" means times $2$

This means you have to double $x$ and add $8$ to get $y$
So, $y = 2 x + 8$

However, since the question is asking for an expression, you take away the "$y =$".

$2 x + 8$