math_celebrity Administrator Staff member Oct 15, 2021 #1 2 more than twice the sum of 10 and a number The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x. x The sum of 10 and a number means we add x to 10: 10 + x Twice the sum means we multiply 10 + x by 2: 2(10 + x) 2 more than twice the sum means we add 2 to 2(10 + x): 2(10 + x) + 2

2 more than twice the sum of 10 and a number The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x. x The sum of 10 and a number means we add x to 10: 10 + x Twice the sum means we multiply 10 + x by 2: 2(10 + x) 2 more than twice the sum means we add 2 to 2(10 + x): 2(10 + x) + 2