# How do you write the following as an algebraic expression using x as the variable: 6 more than 3 times x?

May 6, 2018

$3 x + 6$ or $3 \left(x + 2\right)$

#### Explanation:

We have to break this down. What do we mean by "3 times x"?
It means x taken 3 times, or
$3 x$ (i.e. $x + x + x = 3 x$)

What is 6 more than this? It would be $3 x + 6$
This can also be written $\left(x + 2\right) + \left(x + 2\right) + \left(x + 2\right) = 3 \left(x + 2\right)$