How do you translate word phrases to algebraic expressions: eleven minus two times a number is 3?

Feb 23, 2016

11 - 2n = 3

Explanation:

let the number be n then ' two times the number' is 2n.

and 'eleven minus two times the number' is 11 - 2n

'eleven minus two times a number is 3' means equal to 3.

hence : 11 - 2n = 3