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Select the verbal phrase that corresponds with the given expression. 5(x + y) Five times the quantity x plus y The sum of x and y to the fifth power Five times x plus y x plus five times y My answer is Five times x plus y Am I right?
you are almost correct. The problem with your answer is that it could be interpreted differently five times x plus y could be this: \[5x + y\] or it could be this \[5(x + y)\] depending on how you read it
Five times the quantity x plus y
Yes, Should it be Five times the quantity x plus y
It acknowledges that x plus y are in brackets and they should be a 'quantity' FIRST.