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# Algebraic expression?

The product of a number and 5 added to 17

is it 5/a + 17? or 5a +17, or 5+a+17?

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- alexLv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
The product of a number and 5 ---> 5 * a or 5a

then added to 17 ---> 5a +17

- geezerLv 73 weeks ago
5/a + 17 and 5+a+17 are both wrong .. but

the product of a number and 5, added to 17 .. would be 5a + 17

and

the product of a number, and 5 added to 17 .. would be (17 + 5)a

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