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How do you write 5 + p in Algebra, as opposed to 5 x p? Thanks :)

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With addition, you always include the '+' sign so that "Five plus p" would be "5+p"
 
Typically with multiplication involving numbers (5) and variables (p) you do not include any symbol so that "Five multiplied by p" would be "5p"
 
 
5+p: addition
5p: multiplication
 
(you may also see multiplication with a dot instead of the multiplication sign denoted by an x)
 

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