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 - Page 80: 5


$\text{Two times the sum of}$ $l$ $\text{and}$ $w$$\text{.}$

Work Step by Step

"The sum of" is a phrase used to express addition. Since $l$ is added to $w$, saying $\text{the sum of}$ $l$ $\text{and}$ $w$ is appropriate. When we say $\text{two times the sum}$, we are expressing that this sum is multiplied by $2$
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