# How do you write an algebraic expression that models the word phrase "four more than a number b"?

Sep 9, 2016

$b + 4$

#### Explanation:

The phrase "4 more than" means 4 has been added onto a number.

"Sue has 4 more sweets than Ann, means that however many sweets Ann has, Sue's number is bigger by 4.

In this case we are referring to a number $b$.

Four more than $b$ is imply written as $b + 4$