# Verbal phrases in algebraic expressions

An expression is a term in mathematics that describes a group of variables, numbers and operators. Operators include division, multiplication, addition and subtraction. Variables in expression are usually denoted as x and y, but it can be and other symbol.

The expressions can be written as verbal phrase or algebraic expression. Here are some examples of algebraic expressions:
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This algebraic expressions can be also written in verbal phrase:
1. A number x increased by 3.
2. A fourth of a number y.
3. 21 decreased by a number x.
4. 8 decreased by 2.

Note that an expression doesn’t need to include a variable to be an expression. Expressions are used to define equations. Two expressions that are equal represent an equation. Try to solve some examples.

## Verbal phrases in algebraic expressions worksheets

Verbal expressions - sum (146.5 KiB, 1,353 hits)

Verbal expressions - difference (155.5 KiB, 993 hits)

Verbal expressions - product (145.3 KiB, 849 hits)

Verbal expressions - quotient (159.0 KiB, 1,090 hits)

Verbal expressions - square and cube (96.3 KiB, 1,300 hits)

Verbal expressions - equations (116.1 KiB, 1,088 hits)

Algebraic expressions - sum (161.8 KiB, 730 hits)

Algebraic expressions - difference (175.9 KiB, 633 hits)

Algebraic expressions - product (160.1 KiB, 628 hits)

Algebraic expressions - quotient (182.9 KiB, 648 hits)

Algebraic expressions - square and cube (151.5 KiB, 799 hits)

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