What is two more than 3 times a certain number x?

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by belfagor71, Sep 2, 2008.

1. belfagor71Senior Member

Roma
Italy, Italian
Hi everyone!

I am studying for the GMAT and I am going through the algebra section.
As if the algebra was not difficult itself mad, some trouble with translation come up too!

How would you translate it?
A che cosa è uguale 2 più 3 per un certo numero x?

Really, I'll don't have any idea of it!

..I'll be waiting for your help!

..Thanks,
belfagor

2. renmindsSenior Member

Puglia - Italy
Italian - Italy
Hi, Belfagor71!

If it had been "più", wouldn't it have been "plus"?

Maybe "two more than 3..." means "due volte più grande di 3...".

I'm curious. Let's see what native speakers say.

Bye,
Renminds

3. EinsteinSenior Member

Milano, Italia
UK, English

PS

Roma, Italia
Italian
Ciao belfagor,

Credo che tu abbia capito il senso.
Io ho pensato anche a :
"Quanto fa 2 più 3 volte un numero x?"
"Quanto fa 2 più x moltiplicato per 3?"

Ma non sono sicura se sia esatto.

Edit: scusate tutti per la risposta tardiva

Last edited: Sep 2, 2008
5. EinsteinSenior Member

Milano, Italia
UK, English
3 times x = 3x
2 more than this is 3x + 2.

I must say that the question is ambiguous:
Two more than (three times x) = 3x + 2
(Two more than three) times x = 5x

6. belfagor71Senior Member

Roma
Italy, Italian
Grazie!

AngelAura ed Einstein hanno ragione!
Andando avanti ho capito che loro intendono quanto fa 2 + 3x?
Ovvero, 2+ 3 moltiplicato x?

Grazie mille!

Ora il gmat sarà più accessibile!

..belfagor