# How do you translate "five times the sum of a number and -3" into an algebraic expression?

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Aug 22, 2016

#### Explanation:

"Five times" means

Taking all these together, the reqd. Algebraic Expression turns out to be

Aug 25, 2016

#### Explanation:

The word "SUM" means the answer to an "ADDITION".

"SUM" is always used with the word "AND" to indicate which numbers are being added.

The SUM of a number AND -3 is written as:

(where we have chosen the number to be

But we want FIVE of those sums; this means: