Grade 10, Academic (MPM2D)

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Translate Words Into Algebra

In this section, you will look at ways to help you move from words to equations using mathematical symbols. We’ll use the skills we learn here to help us construct actual equations later on that we will help us solve word problems.

To change sentences into mathematical expressions and equations, look for key words like these:

Increased: +

Sum: +

More: +

Decreased: –

Difference: –

Less: –

Twice: ×2

Doubled: ×2

Tripled: ×3

The same: =

Let’s put this into action. Here’s a video showing you how to translate words into algebra. The last example is what we’re building up to – more of these types will be covered in the last section of this unit.

  • Consider this a quick review of what you learned in grade 9!

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