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## Phrases to Algebraic Expressions

Teaches you to translate from a phrase to an algebraic expression. Example: '3 added to x' becomes 'x + 3'. Warning: This topic can be very frustrating unless you pay close attention! This is a very literal topic. For example, '3 subtracted from x' only translates to 'x - 3', and '3 added to x' only translates to 'x + 3'. '3 added to x' does not translates to '3 + x' even though that is an equivalent expression. You can only succeed if you take the phrases very literally.

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### This topic aligns to the following state standards

Grade 4: Alg 2. Uses a variable to represent a given verbal expression (for example, seven times a number is 7n).
Grade 5: Alg 2. Uses a variable to represent a given verbal expression (for example, 5 more than a number is n + 5).
Grade 6: Alg 2. Translates verbal expressions into algebraic expressions.
Grade 7: Alg 1. Translates verbal expressions and sentences into algebraic expressions and equations.
Grade 8: Alg 1. Translates verbal expressions and sentences into algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities.

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