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There are 2 types of expressions. 5 + 84 Numerical 3x + 10 Algebraic Notice there are no equal signs in these expressions so they are not equations! .An expression is NOT an equation because it DOES NOT have an equal sign.

5 times 3 plus 8 (5•3) + 8 .A numerical expression contains only numbers and symbols and NO LETTERS.

It is sometimes referred to as a variable expression.An algebraic expression contains only numbers. The product of 3 and x The sum of m and 8 The difference of r and 2 3x m+8 r-2 . symbols. and variables.

What is a variable? A variable represents an unknown value. . 1) 4 + x 2) 10 – 3) 5y 4) 20 ? A variable can be any letter of the alphabet since it represents an unknown.

Word Phrases for multiplication are: The product of 5 and a number c 5 • c or 5c Seven times a number t 7 • t or 7t 6 multiplied by a number d 6 • d or 6d .

.The Placement rule for multiplication is: The product of 5 and a number c 5 • c or 5c Seven times a number t 7 • t or 7t 6 multiplied by a number d 6 • d or 6d Always write the variable AFTER the number.

m=2 6+m? 6+2 8 .Evaluate means to find the value of an algebraic expression by substituting numbers in for variables.

Evaluate means to find the value of an algebraic expression by substituting numbers in for variables. r=3 7+r? 7+3 10 .

.Evaluate the variable expression when n = 6. 1) n  8 68 14 2) n  2 62 4 Evaluate just means solve by substitution.

.Evaluate the variable expression when n = 6. n 4) 3) 3n 36 18 6 6 6 1 Evaluate just means solve by substitution.

56 1) n 56 8 7 2) 20  n 20  8 12 .Evaluate the algebraic expression when n = 8.

1) 3a  b 3 3 4 94 13 2) 2b  a 243 83 5 .Evaluate the expression if a = 3 and b = 4.

Evaluate the expression if a = 3 and b = 4. 3) 2ab 2  3 4 64 24 4) 5  ab 5  3 4 5  12 17 .

Evaluate the expression if x = 5 and y = 3. 3x 1) y 3 5 3 15 3 5 2) x  y 2 2 5 3 25  9 2 34 2 .

symbols. Also known as a variable expression. Example: 5 • 3 + 4 ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSION: Contains numbers. Example: x . and variables. There are 2 types of expressions. NUMERICAL EXPRESSION: Contains only numbers and symbols. Example: m + 8 A VARIABLE is a letter or symbol that represents a number.#1 TYPES OF EXPRESSIONS An expression is NOT an equation because it does not have an equal sign.

#2 Evaluate if x = 3 and y = 4 2  x  y 2 2(3  4) 2 2(7) 2(49) 98 2 Evaluate means solve. Show the substitution. Show your work down. No equal signs! . Circle your answer. Show your work one step at a time down.