• Words that Indicate Mathematical Operations

Plus                                            Minus                                             Times                                     Over
Added to                               Difference of                             Product of                          Quotient of
Sum of                                 Subtracted from                        Multiplied by                           Ratio of
Increased by                       Decreased by                                   Twice                                 Fraction of
More than                                     Less                                                                                          Divided by
Gain                                        Less Than
Total of

Inequalities

Greater than   >                                          Greater than or equal to
More  than     >                                              At least

Less than   <                                             No less than or equal to
Fewer than   <                                            At most no less than

Common Mathematical Phrases

A number plus 5   =   n + 5                                                                                                                              Did you know???
5 more than a number = 5 + n                                                                    A number?  This means to use a variable.  Normally you can chose what
The sum of 5 and a number.  = 5 +n                                                           you would like to use for that variable.  (ex: x, n, y any letter)
The total of 5 and a number = 5 + n

Using a Subtraction Sign

A number minus 5 = n - 5
5 less than a number =  n - 5
The difference between 5 and a number = 5 - n
The difference between a number and 5 = n - 5

Using a Multiplication Sign

A number times 5 = 5n
5 multiplied by a number = 5n
The product of 5 and a number = 5n

Using a Division Sign

A number divided by 5 = n ⁄5
5 over a number = 5/n
The quotient of 5 and a number = 5/n
The ratio of 5 and a number = n/5