# math expression for 'a number of pictures, p, in an album'

#### melneth

##### New member
Can anyone help with writing an expression that matches the following:

a number of pictures, p, in an album

#### stapel

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you're supposed to be doing with this. You are given that there are "p" pictures in the album. For what are you supposed to create an expression?

It would probably be helpful to include the exact text of the exercise, along with the complete instructions. Thank you!

Eliz.

#### melneth

##### New member
all that was given in the instructions was. Write an expression that matches the words.
one of the problems was
5 times the number of students, s, in a class
we figured it to be 5xs
but we couldn't figure out
a number of pictures, p, in an album

#### stapel

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
melneth said:
"5 times the number of students, s, in a class"
we figured it to be 5xs
"5s" would be correct.

melneth said:
but we couldn't figure out "a number of pictures, p, in an album"
I'm drawing a blank, too. Other than just saying "p", I don't see what they're wanting from you.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Maybe somebody more clever than us will come along with clarification.

Eliz.