# How do you translate "the product of a number and 11" into an algebraic expression?

Mar 14, 2017

Replace "a number by" some variable and recognize that "the product" means that two values are to be multiplied.

#### Explanation:

For example
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}}$Let $n$ represent "a number"
then the given statement is equivalent to
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} n \times 11$
or in common condensed form:
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} 11 n$