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Translating Between Words & Algebraic Expressions (Grade 9)

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Translating Between Words & Algebraic Expressions

1. 
How would you write the following algebraic expression as a verbal expression?
[math]4x-1/4[/math]
  1. 4 increased by a number is decreased by 1/4
  2. product of x and 4 is decreased by one quarter
  3. x divided by 4 is reduced by 1/4
2. 
Which of the following verbal expressions represents the algebraic expression [math]5n - 4 ?[/math]
  1. Four less than five times a number
  2. The difference between 4 and five times a number
  3. Four less than the sum of five and a number
  4. Five times a number and four
3. 
Write an algebraic expression for the following verbal expression.

the sum of 200 and five times a number
  1. 5n + 200
  2. 200n + 5
  3. 5n - 200
  4. 200n - 5
4. 
Write an algebraic expression for the following verbal expression.

the sum of 150 and three times a number
  1. 3n + 150
  2. 150n + 3
  3. 3n - 150
  4. 150n - 3
5. 
Which of the following is not a way to say 2x + 2?
  1. twice a number plus two
  2. two times the sum of a number and two
  3. two times a number, added to two
  4. the sum of twice a number and two
6. 
Which of the following expressions correctly interprets the following phrase?
6 less than 3 times a number, times 4 more than two times another number
  1. [math]3x-6*2y+4[/math]
  2. [math]6-3x-4+2y[/math]
  3. [math](3x-6)(2y+4)[/math]
  4. [math]6-3x*4y+4[/math]
7. 
Which of the following correctly interprets the expression [math](5x-1)/(4y)[/math]?
  1. One less than five times a number divided by four times a number
  2. Five times a number minus one divided by four times another number
  3. Five times a number divided by four times another number less one
  4. One less than five times a number, divided by four times another number
8. 
Which of the following expressions correctly interprets the following phrase?

two less than three times a number, multiplied by three less than four times another number
  1. [math](3x-2)(4y-3)[/math]
  2. [math](3x-2)/(4y-3)[/math]
  3. [math](3x-3)(4y-2)[/math]
  4. [math](3x-3)/(4y-2)[/math]
9. 
Which of the following correctly interprets the expression [math](5x)/(3y-2)[/math]?
  1. Five times a number divided by two less than three times another number
  2. Five times a number divided by 3 times another number minus two
  3. Five times a number divided by 3 times a number less two
  4. Five times a number divided by two less than three times a number
10. 
Which of the following expressions correctly interprets the following phrase?

one less than two times a number, divided by three more than four times another number
  1. [math](3-2x)/(4y-1)[/math]
  2. [math](2x)/(4y)-1[/math]
  3. [math](1-2x)/(4y+3)[/math]
  4. [math](2x-1)/(3+4y)[/math]
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