# How do you write the algebraic expression: a number q tripled?

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Sep 16, 2016

#### Explanation:

To "triple" something means to multiply it by 3, in the same way that "double" means multiply by 2,

"A number" can simply be called

"A number, q, tripled" can be written as

This should not be confused with "a number cubed" which is written as