Algebraic Expressions and the Language of Algebra

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A series of free Basic Algebra Lessons. The following table gives some common words or phrases that may imply one of the four operations: add, subtract, multiply, divide. Scroll down the page for more examples and explanations.
language of algebraic expressions

The Language of Algebra
This video covers terms like Variables, Algebraic Expressions, and Equations

Introductory Algebra - Simplify Algebraic Expressions

Steps to solving Word Problems

  1. Name what x is.
  2. Define everything else in the problem in terms of x.
  3. Write the equation.
  4. Solve the equation.

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