# How do you write the phrase into algebraic expressions: three more cookies than are in the jar?

Jul 18, 2016

$x + 3$

#### Explanation:

We don't know how many cookies are in the jar, so we can use a variable.

$\text{There are}$ $x$ $\text{cookies in the jar}$

We are also told that there are 3 more cookies than there are in the jar, so we would just add $3$.

$\text{There are}$ $3$ $\text{more than}$ $x$ $\text{cookies in the jar}$

Now to rewrite algebraically:

$x + 3$