## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Algebraic expression translation: $8-3(x+6)$ Simplified form: $-3x-10$
Let $x$ = the unknown number Three times the sum of a number and six: $3(x+6)$ Eight decreased by three times the sum of a number and six $8-3(x+6)$ Simplifying gives: $=8-3(x)-3(6) \\=8-3x-18 \\=-3x-10$