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Free printable math worksheets to help students learn how to translate words to equations.

Translating phrases and words into equations involves converting a given statement or problem into a mathematical equation.

Here are some general guidelines to help you with this process:

- Identify the Unknown: Determine what the problem is asking you to find or represent. Assign a variable to the unknown quantity, often using a letter such as x, y, or another appropriate symbol.
- Understand the Operation: Identify the mathematical operation involved in the problem. Different phrases may indicate addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or a combination of these operations.
- Write an Equation: Use the information from the problem to create a mathematical equation. Pay attention to keywords that represent mathematical operations.

For addition, use words like “sum,” “total,” “altogether,” “in all,” etc. For subtraction, use words like “difference,” “less than,” “fewer than,” etc. For multiplication, use words like “times,” “product,” etc. For division, use words like “divided by,” “share equally,” etc.

Here are examples for each operation:

Addition:

“The sum of a number and 5 is 10” translates to x+5=10

Subtraction:

“Subtract 3 from a number is 12” translates to x−3=12.

Multiplication:

“Three times a number is 21” translates to 3x=21.

Division:

“Divide a number by 4 is 7” translates to x ÷4=7

Combination:

“Twice the sum of a number and 7 is 42” translates to 2(x+7) = 42.

By following these guidelines and paying attention to the language used in the problem, you can translate phrases and words into equations effectively.

Have a look at this video if you need help translating words to equations.

Then, practice the following worksheets.

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Words to Equations Worksheet #1 (Phrases to equations)

Words to Equations Worksheet #2 (Phrases to equations)

Words to Equations Worksheet #3 (Word problems to equations)

Words to Equations Worksheet #4 (Word problems to equations)

Words to Equations Worksheet #5 (Word problems to equations)

Words to Equations Worksheet #6 (Word problems to equations)

Words to Equations Worksheet #7 (Word problems to equations)

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