# How do you translate word phrases to algebraic expressions: the product of 3 and a number is 81?

Jun 26, 2018

$3 n = 81$

#### Explanation:

product means to multiple so $3 \times$
n is a variable that can represent the number so $3 \times n = 3 n$
is can be represented as an = sign.
81 is 81 so

$3 n = 81$