# Whats the the algebraic expression for "the quantity x plus 9 times the quantity 7 minus x"?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 10, 2016

7(x + 9 ) - x

#### Explanation:

the quantity x plus 9 is written x + 9 , plus meaning add.

times the quantity means multiply the quantity x + 9 multiplied by 7

this is written 7(x + 9 )

finally minus x means subtract x

putting it all 'together' we get 7(x + 9 ) - x