# how do I translate: to thirds of a number plus eight is more than twelve. To a math equation?

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- PhilipLv 61 month agoFavourite answer
First we label the number with a statement like ''Let number = n''.;

Then we write (2/3)n + 8 > 12 which is an inequality, not an equation. The inequality

can be rewritten as (2/3)n > 4, ie., n > (3/2)4, ie., n > 6.

- Ian HLv 71 month ago
Translating word by word to algebra

(2/3)n + 8 > 12

is an expression of inequality.

If you also want it solved

n + 12 > 18

n > 6

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- Anonymous1 month ago
12 less 8 = 4

4 is TWO (not to) Thirds of 12. = 8.

8 + 8 = 16

16 > 12

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