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Correctly translating words to equations is the key to solving math word problems. Recognizing some key words and phrases may help you in the translation.

### Keywords that involve Addition

### Keywords that involve Subtraction

### Keywords that involve Multiplication

### Keywords that involve Division

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More Lessons for Algebra

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Correctly translating words to equations is the key to solving math word problems. Recognizing some key words and phrases may help you in the translation.

sum

total

more than

greater than

consecutive

increased by

plus

older than

farther than

Example:

The sum of the length and width is 30. | l + w = 30 |

The length is 4 more than the width. | l = w + 4 |

The length is greater than the width by 5. | l = w + 5 |

The consecutive integer after the integer n is 20. |
n + 1 = 20 |

Jane is two years older than Alice. | j = a + 2 |

Alice ran 5 kilometers farther than Jane. | a = j + 5 |

difference

diminished by

fewer than

less than

decreased by

minus

subtracted from

younger than

Example:

The difference between Jane’s age and Alice’s age is 10. | |

John has 10 fewer coins than Alice. | J = A -10 |

product

twice

doubled

tripled

times

multiplied by

of

Example:

The product of the length and the width is 50. | lw = 50 |

The length is twice the width. | l = 2w |

John took half the number of marbles. |

quotient

divided by

divided into

quotient of

in

per

Example:

The length divided by the width is 5. | |

John traveled 100 miles in 2 hours. |

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