translate a mathematical phrase, or sentence, into a verbal phrase.

May 19th, 2015
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Translating in mathematics usually involves changing a verbal phrase, or sentence, into a mathematical phrase, or sentence.In this lesson we will do the reverse.We will translate a mathematical phrase, or sentence,into a verbal phrase.

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Translating in mathematics usually involves changing a verbal phrase, or sentence, into a mathematical phrase, or sentence.In this lesson we will do the reverse.We will translate a mathematical phrase, or sentence,into a verbal phrase.Let's look at an easy example:Mathematical Sentence:x + 13 = 20Matching Verbal Expression:"A number increased by thirteen is twenty."Let's try another (a little tougher)....Mathematical Sentence:3y - 7 = 2y + 8Matching Verbal Expression:"When three times a number is decreased by seven,the result is the same as when two times the same numberis increased by eight."And a little tougher still....Mathematical Phrase:85 - 3(a + 7)Matching Verbal Expression:"Eighty-five decreased by three times the sum of a number and seven."Let's try a little multiple choice this time...Choose themathematicalsentence which matchesthe givenver

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