Matching Verbal Statements to Algebraic Statements

In the applet below, there are 8 verbal statements and 8 equations. Your job is to match each equation with its corresponding verbal statement. To do so, simply enter a number (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8) of an equation in its appropriate input box off to the left so that the verbal statement and equation form a match. Once you match all 8 items correctly, the applet will clearly indicate this to you. Examples:
  • For x - 2 you can say: A number minus two, Two less than a number, A number decreased by two or The difference of a number and two.
  • For 2 - x you can say: Two minus a number, A number less than two, Two decreased by a number or The difference of two and a number.
  • For x - 2 you can't say A number less than two.