## Algebra 1

$4x+-3=8$
Often you can rewrite a sentence as an equation by simply reading left to right and transforming each word or phrase into a corresponding term or operation. $\underbrace{The\ sum\ of\ 4x\ and\ -3}\ \underbrace{is}\ \underbrace{8}.$ $\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 4x+-3\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\ \ \ \ \ 8$ "Sum" means you are going to add. "Is" means equals.