Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.1 Introduction to Algebra - 1.1 Exercise Set - Page 9: 52



Work Step by Step

The phrase 'One third of the sum of two numbers' is equivalent to adding one number to another number and then multiplying the result by $\frac{1}{3}$. Therefore, representing the unknown numbers as $x$ and $y$, we can translate the phrase algebraically to $\frac{1}{3}(x+y)$.
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