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

1 Answer
Oct 20, 2015

Answer:

#14+n = 8n#

Explanation:

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

#"The sum of 14 and "color(blue)("a number")" is 8 times "color(blue)("the number")#
#rarr"The sum of 14 and "color(blue)(n)" is 8 times "color(blue)(n)#

#color(red)("The sum of 14 and "n)" is 8 times "n#
#rarrcolor(red)( 14 + n)" is 8 times "n#

#14 + n " is "color(green)(" 8 times "n)#
#rarr14 + n " is "color(green)(8n)#

#14 + n color(brown)( " is")color(white)("X")8n#
#rarr14 + n color(brown)( = )8n#