# Matching Verbal Statements to Algebraic Statements

- Author:
- Sergi Badenes Romo, Tim Brzezinski

- Topic:
- Algebra

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*.