How Do You Translate Phrases into Numerical Expressions?

How Do You Translate Phrases into Numerical Expressions?

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Turning a phrase from words to a math problem can be tricky, but practice can make this process easier! In this tutorial, you'll see how to look for key words that can help you translate a phrase into math.

Keywords:

problem

numerical expression

operation

choose operation

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phrase

Background Tutorials

Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers.

Knowing the mathematical meaning of words allows you to decipher word problems and gives you the power to write your own word problems, too! Take a look at these words and learn their mathematical translations.

Turning a word problem into a math problem you can solve can be tricky. Luckily, there's some key words to look out for in a word problem that help tell you what math operation to use! This tutorial shows you some of these key words to look for in a word problem.

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Further Exploration

Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers.

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