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

Aug 22, 2016

$5 \left(x - 3\right)$.

#### Explanation:

"Five times" means $5 \left(\ldots\right) ,$ "the sum of a number, say $x$, and $- 3$", means"{(x+(-3)}=(x-3)#.

Taking all these together, the reqd. Algebraic Expression turns out to be $5 \left(x - 3\right)$.

Aug 25, 2016

$5 \left(x - 3\right)$

#### Explanation:

The SUM of a number AND -3 is written as: $\left(x + \left(- 3\right)\right) , \mathmr{and} \left(x - 3\right)$
(where we have chosen the number to be $x$.)
$5 \left(x - 3\right)$