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Variables & Expressions



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Write an algebraic expression for the following verbal expression.

       the sum of 8 and m
A.
8 · m
B.
m + 8
C.
m ÷ 8
D.
m - 8
 

 2. 

Write an algebraic expression for the following verbal expression.

       m less than 1
A.
m ÷ 1
B.
1 - m
C.
m - 1
D.
m + 1
 

 3. 

Write an algebraic expression for the following verbal expression.

       the quotient of a and 9
A.
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B.
a - 9
C.
9a
D.
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 4. 

Write an algebraic expression for the following verbal expression.

       one-third the square of a number
A.
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B.
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C.
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D.
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 5. 

Write an algebraic equation for the following: “When a number is doubled and then increased by 5, the result is 11.”
A.
2(n + 5) = 11
B.
2n + 5 = 11
C.
n + 5 · 2 = 11
D.
2n = 11 + 5
 



 
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