Math 152A
Inclass
Handout
Section 2.3
(Translating English to Math)
Underline
the key information. Convert to a math
expression.
Twice the difference
of a number and 3.
Four times a number
decreased by 8 is 24. Determine the
number.
One number is 3 less
than another number. The sum of the
numbers is 19.
Find three
consecutive even integers such that three times the first decreased by the
third is 50 more than the second.
Fill
in the Table
Symbol 
Word
Phrases 
Algebraic
Expression 
+ 


 


x 


/ 


= 


What
does percent mean in Mathematical terms?
Steps to solve a
word problem: