# How do you write an algebraic expression that models the word phrase "The total height of a 1-foot tall birdbath if it is placed on a base that is b feet tall"?

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Mar 28, 2017

#### Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, let's call the "total height" we are looking for

Then because the birdbath itself is 1-foot, the first part of the equation is:

Then because we are putting it on top of a base

or