**Write equations from given information**

The symbol for equality, =, is often indicated by the word ** is**. In fact, any words that indicate

the idea of “sameness” translate to =.

**Translating Words into Equations**

Verbal Sentences |
Equation |

Twice a number, decreased by 3, is 42. | 2x – 3 = 42 |

If the product of a number and 12 is decreased by 7, the result is 105. | 12x – 7 = 105 |

The quotient of a number and the number plus 4 us 28 | = 28 |

The quotient of a number and 4, plus the number, is 10 | + x = 10 |