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Write Variable Expressions

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Write the expression
A number increased by 7
Figure out the operation that is being referred to
Because we see the phrase increased by, we know this expression will use Addition
Let x = the unknown number
When we put this together, we end up with

Write the expression
3 plus a number
Figure out the operation that is being referred to
Because we see the word plus, we know this expression will use Addition
Let x = the unknown number
When we put this together, we end up with

Write the expression
The sum of a number and 4
Figure out the operation that is being referred to
Because we see the word sum, we know this expression will use Addition
Let x = the unknown number
When we put this together, we end up with

Write the expression
A number increased by 5
Figure out the operation that is being referred to
Because we see the phrase increased by, we know this expression will use Addition
Let x = the unknown number
When we put this together, we end up with

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