# How do you write the equation for "The sum of 14 and a number is 8 times the number"?

Oct 20, 2015

$14 + n = 8 n$

#### Explanation:

Let "a number" be represented by $n$.

"The sum of 14 and "color(blue)("a number")" is 8 times "color(blue)("the number")
$\rightarrow \text{The sum of 14 and "color(blue)(n)" is 8 times } \textcolor{b l u e}{n}$

color(red)("The sum of 14 and "n)" is 8 times "n
$\rightarrow \textcolor{red}{14 + n} \text{ is 8 times } n$

14 + n " is "color(green)(" 8 times "n)
$\rightarrow 14 + n \text{ is } \textcolor{g r e e n}{8 n}$

$14 + n \textcolor{b r o w n}{\text{ is")color(white)("X}} 8 n$
$\rightarrow 14 + n \textcolor{b r o w n}{=} 8 n$