# How do you write the phrase into algebraic expressions: three times as many drinks on the tray?

Jan 26, 2018

See the explanation.

#### Explanation:

Well, if $x$ represents the number of drinks on the tray, then "three times as many drinks on the tray" will be $3 \cdot x$.

Note that, $a \cdot b = a b$

$\therefore 3 \cdot x = 3 x$

So, if $x$ is the number of drinks on the tray, then "three times as many drinks on the tray" will be $3 x$.

Jan 26, 2018

$3 x$

#### Explanation:

Let $x$ represent the number of drinks on the tray.

To write the algebraic expression, we must multiply the $x$ by 3.
Therefore, the algebraic expression is...
$3 x$