Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.5 - Translating from English to Algebra - Problem Set 2.5: 12

Answer

Three times the difference of $x$ and $y$

Work Step by Step

$x-y$ means the difference of $x$ and $y$ Multiplying by 3 can be translated as "three times". Thus, the translation of the given expression into a word phrase is: "Three times the difference of $x$ and $y$"
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