Translating English to Math

Finding a missing angle in a triangle

Word problems with addition or subtraction of integers

Integer subtraction

100

Write the following in Math:

Eight decreased by 11

8 - 11

100

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32^{o}

100

The temperature on February 2 in Lake City was 14^{o}F. The temperature in Ellenville the same day was -6^{o}F. How much warmer was it in Lake City than in Ellenville?

It was 20^{o}F warmer in Lake City than Ellenville.

100

20 – 3

17

200

Write the following in Math:

The sum of 8 and 13, decreased by 5

(8 + 13) - 5

200

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123^{o}

200

Clara and her family are vacationing in the Netherlands. They began a tour of the North Sea coastline at an elevation of -8 feet. By the end of the tour, their elevation had decreased by 5 feet. What was their elevation at the end of the tour?

At the end of the tour, their elevation was -13 feet.

200

5 – 19

-14

300

Write the following in Math:

The quotient of 12 and a number, increased by the number

12/n + n

300

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90^{o}

300

Metal mercury at room temperature is a liquid. Its melting point is -39°C. The freezing point of alcohol is-114°C. How much warmer is the melting point of mercury than the freezing point of alcohol?

The melting point of mercury is 75^{o}C warmer than the freezing point of alcohol.

300

7 – (–11)

18

400

Write the following in Math:

Three-fourths of a number, increased by 8, gives the number

3/4 x n + 8 = n

400

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140^{o} - x

400

Mt. Everest, the highest elevation in Asia, is 29,028 feet above sea level. The Dead Sea, the lowest elevation, is 1,312 feet below sea level. What is the difference between these two elevations?

The difference between the top of Mt. Everest and the lowest point of the Dead Sea is 30,340 feet.

400

(–9) – 16

-25

500

Write the following in Math:

Three consecutive integers add to 432

n + (n + 1) + (n + 2) = 432

500

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126^{o} - 9x

500

Maggie owes the candy store $35. Each of 5 friends will help her pay off her debt. How much will each friend pay (if split evenly)?

Each friend will pay $7.

500

(–10) – (–10)

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