## Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole

# Chapter 6 - Section 6.5 - Translating Words into Algebraic Symbols - Exercises - Page 248: 5

#### Answer

$x+16$

#### Work Step by Step

We need to find "the sum of a number and sixteen". Step 1: Name the unknown number: $x$. Step 2: Add $16$ to that unknown number. So your answer is simply: $x+16$

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