Algebra, help please!!!
posted by Michael on .
I Don't understand any of this and its due tommorow and i don't get it, can you please help me.
1. 2/3 of a number m
2. The fifth power of 3 times a number y
3. The quotient of twice a nimber t and 12
4. Twice the difference of 8 and a number b.

so..so u have to write out the symbols for them or actually attempt to solve them?

In other words, you need to give some instructions about what you are to do with the problems.

It says translate the verbal phrase into an expression.
1. 2/3 x m
2. 3to the 5th power x y
3. t+12
4. 8bx2
Did i do them right? 
1. correct or you could write (2/3)m or (2/3)*m
2. correct or you could write 3^{5}*y or 3^{5}y.
3. quotient means divide. You have added. It also says twice the number t; therefore, I would write 2t/12; then I would reducd it to t/6.
4. I think it would be better to write (8b)*2. The way you have it written the 8 is not multiplied by 2. That is why I added parentheses.
Check my thinking. 
number 3 looks like it should be t x 2/12 (t times 2 divided by 12)...i think so

I agree the problem is not stated very well; however, 2t/12 is the same thing as tx2/12 and that still reduces to t/6 so we both interpreted the problem the same way and arrived at the same answer.

Thanks for the help =D

3rd to the fifth power