How do you translate "Twice a number increased by the product of 3 and 8" into an algebraic expression?

1 Answer
Jul 2, 2018

Answer:

#2x+24#

Explanation:

Let the number be #x#.

Twice a number suggests that the number has been multiplied by #2#, giving the number #2x#.

increased by the product of 3 and 8 suggests that #3*8# is added to the number. This means that the new number is #2x+3*8#.

We know that #3*8=24#, so the new number is:

#2x+24#