# How do you translate the phrase into an algebraic: Twelve times as many people?

Aug 19, 2016

Some number $n = 12 \times p$ where $p$ equals the number of people.

#### Explanation:

some number is the translation of an unknown quantity into a variable. times is translated into multiply $\times$

people is a variable as the number of people is not given. Any letter would do. $p$ is the first letter of people so it makes for an appropriate letter for the variable.