# How do you write an equation equivalent to the verbal statement: "three times the sum of a number n and 7 is 16?

Apr 7, 2018

$3 \left(n + 7\right) = 16$

#### Explanation:

$\text{the sum of the number n and 7 is } n + 7$

$\text{three times this quantity is } 3 \times \left(n + 7\right) = 3 \left(n + 7\right)$

$\text{the answer is 16}$

$\Rightarrow 3 \left(n + 7\right) = 16 \leftarrow \textcolor{b l u e}{\text{is the equation}}$