How do you translate "five times the sum of a number and -3" into an algebraic expression?
"Five times" means
Taking all these together, the reqd. Algebraic Expression turns out to be
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: