Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-2 Order of Operations and Evaluating Expressions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 15: 68



Work Step by Step

We see that there is "the difference of," 7 and d, so we know that we should subtract 7 and d. Because 7 is listed first, we know that it should also be listed first in the subtraction. The phrase also says that the algebraic expression should be 3 times the difference of 7 and d, so we know after we find the difference, we should multiply by 3. We add parenthesis to show that we subtract before we multiply. Thus, we find: 3(7-d)
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