# How do you write the expression for The sum of q and 8 is 12?

Nov 15, 2016

$q + 8 = 12$

#### Explanation:

"The sum of" means to add or "+" two numbers together.

In this case "q and 8".

So this becomes $q + 8$.

In mathematics "is" means equals or $=$. So, adding this to the previous term gives:

$q + 8 =$

Finally, it is stated this "is 12". So we can complete the writing of this expression as:

$q + 8 = 12$