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

1 Answer
Aug 19, 2016

Some number # n = 12 xx p# where #p# equals the number of people.


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

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.