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September 17, 2014

Posted by **Alex** on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8:07pm.

1. Write numeric expression for "eighteen less than the product of 2 and a".

Ans: 2a - 8

2. Molly has x pieces of candy. Holly has twice as much. Write an expression to represent how much candy Holly has.

Ans: 2x

3. Jill wrote 6 letters to friends each month for n months. Write an expression to show the total number of letters Jill wrote.

Ans: 6n

4. Mary's sister is 6 years less than twice Mary's age. Mary is x years old. Write an expression to show her sister's age.

Ans: 2x - 6

5. Evaluate: x^2 + (15-5+x) if x =3

Ans: 3^2 + (15-5+3)

= 3^2 + (10+3)

= 3^2 + 13

= 9+13

=22

6. Write an expression to show Joe's age when Sally is A years old.

Sally Joe

10 5

11 6

12 7

A ????

Ans: A - 5

7. Write the expression for: 5 less than 8 times x

Ans: 8x - 5

8. Evaluate: 3x+2x-x+2+3+12

Ans: 4x + 17

9. At a costume party, there were 4 times as many superheroes as there were vampires. There were 10 pirates as well. Write an expression to represent how many superheroes, vampires, and pirates were at the party.

v = vampires

Ans: 4v + v + 10

= 5v + 10

10. Create an expression for the number 24. Use at least two operations in each expression.

Ans: (10x2) + (2x2) ???

11. Downloading music costs $0.89 per song, plus a registration fee of $15. Write an expression to represent the total cost to download x songs?

Ans: x($.89) + $15

12. At Saturday's basketball game, there were 20 more than half the fans at Friday's game. Assuming there were "x" fans at Friday's game, write an expression to represent the number of fans at Saturday's game?

Ans: (x/2) + 20

13. At DMS the students had a texting contest. One person will contact 2 people, and each of those people will contact 2 other people, and so on. How many people will be contacted in the fourth round? Write your answer in exponent form and find the value.

Ans: 2^8 = 40? not sure how to do it. can you explain and show the steps

14. In the Book Club, each student will get 4 new books. There is one group of 9 students and one group of 23 students. The expression 4 × (9 + 23) gives the total number of new books. Write the equivalent word expression.

Ans: 4 times 9 + 23 ?

15. Sue ordered 4 pizzas for 6 dollars each and 2 twelve packs of coke for x amount. Use the distributive property to create an equivalent expression.

Ans: not sure

16. Horace is 4 years younger than Kim. Jack is twice as old has Horace. Using k for Kim’s age, write an expression to represent Jack’s age?

Ans: 2(k-4)

17. Mrs. Joyner’s math class is planning a trip to the zoo. It will cost $12 for the school bus and the price of a ticket is $15 per student. What value varies in this example?

Ans: number of students?

18. One person in my class will call 3 people, and each of those people will contact 3 other people, and so on. How many people will be contacted in the 5th round? Write your answer in exponent form and find the value.

Ans: similar to # 13, but don't know how to work it.

19. At the Braves game on Saturday, there were 50 more than half the fans at Friday's game. Assuming there were "x" fans at Friday's game, write an expression to represent the number of fans at Saturday's game?

Ans: (x/2) + 50

- 6th grade math -
**Steve**, Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:33pm#1. I'd say 2a-18

May be just a typo, but it will miss the mark on a test.

#13. After each round, double the number of existing people are added, giving 3 times the previous as a total:

Rnd Total

0 1

1 1+2 = 3

2 3+6 = 9

3 9+18 = 27

...

n 3^n

So, on the 4th round, 2*27 = 54 people were added.

And besides, 2^8 = 256, not 40!

#14. I'd say

four times the sum of nine and twenty-three

#15. 4*6 + 2x

2(12+x)

#18. Try it now, using the method of #13.

The rest look good.

- 6th grade math -
**Jai**, Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:40pm1. It's actually 2a - 18

2. Yep

3. Yep

4. Yep

5. Yep

6. Yep

7. Yep

8. Yep

9. Yep

10. I guess it's okay

11. Yep

12. Yep

13. 2^4 = 16 ; (the base 2 stands for the 2 people and 4 is the number of rounds)

14. Hmmm, "four multiplied by the sum of nine and twenty-three"

15. 4(6) + 2(12)x ... though I'm not sure either :p

16. Yep

17. The total cost, because it depends on the number of students

18. 3^5 = 243

19. Yep

Hope this helps :3

- 6th grade math -
**Alex**, Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:53amThanks!

18. One person in my class will call 3 people, and each of those people will contact 3 other people, and so on. How many people will be contacted in the 5th round? Write your answer in exponent form and find the value.

Ans: 3^5 = 243

Still don't understand #15 though. Can you explain?

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