How to Read Complex Expressions – Practice Problems

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More complex expressions often involve multiple operations. For instance, 5(x+2) can be read as “five times the sum of x and two”, and 2/(3-y) can be read as “two divided by the difference of three and y”. With such expressions, it is important to pay attention to the order of operations and to be able to read the expression out loud so that the order of operations is understood. Learn more about how to read complex expressions by helping to protect Megalopolis from the monster llamas. Common Core Reference: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2

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Exercises in this Practice Problem
Explain how to read algebraic expressions out loud.
Represent the given expression in an algebraic form.
Identify each algebraic expression with the correct way of reading it out loud.
Determine the right expression in written form for each of the given audio clips.
Name keywords that indicate operations.
Find the right audio clip(s) for the expression.