# How do you translate word phrases to algebraic expressions: the sum of three times a number and ten?

Jul 7, 2018

The algebraic expression is $3 n + 10$.

#### Explanation:

The word "sum" means to add, the word "times" means to multiply, the word "number" is a variable, such as $n$, the word "and" connects the terms to be added. So we get:

$3 \times n + 10$

Simplify,

$3 n + 10$