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

##### 1 Answer

Jul 18, 2016

#### Explanation:

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

#"There are"# #x# #"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

#"There are"# #3# #"more than"# #x# #"cookies in the jar"#

Now to rewrite algebraically:

#x + 3#