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Video: Writing a Verbal Expression from an Algebraic Expression

Kathryn Kingham

Write the following algebraic expression as a verbal expression: 2m.

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Video Transcript

Write the following algebraic expression as a verbal expression: two ๐‘š.

Weโ€™re going to need to convert two ๐‘š into a verbal expression. To find our verbal expression, weโ€™ll need to think what does two ๐‘š mean mathematically. What is happening here? When a variable and a coefficient are written right next to each other, mathematically our instruction would be to multiply. We have two multiplied by ๐‘š or two times ๐‘š. Thatโ€™s whatโ€™s happening in this expression. A verbal expression of two ๐‘š would say two times ๐‘š.