# How do you write an algebraic expression for the phrase: a number added to thirty-six?

Oct 15, 2015

The answer is: $36 + n$

#### Explanation:

This is because you already have thirty- six and you are adding a number (n) to it. Here is a way to think of it: If you brought 36 cupcakes to a bake sale and your friend brings an unknown number of cupcakes, then you have a number added to 36.