Algebraic Representation

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High School Math based on the topics required for the Regents Exam conducted by NYSED.

How Do You Write Mathematical Expressions from Word Problems?
There are so many words that you come across when you’re working on algebra problems, and these words are really code for very specific mathematical symbols. If you’ve ever wondered what this secret code is, check out this tutorial, and you’ll see exactly how to translate word problems into algebraic expressions!

Expressions from Words
A short video of examples showing how to translate Words into Expressions.

How to Write Algebraic Expressions for Situations?

  1. You decide to purchase several $25 gift cards for tour family during the holiday season. Write a variable expression to express the amount of money you will spend on holiday gift cards.
  2. The local community college charges $68 per credit hour. There are additional course fees of $124 per semester per student. Write a variable expression for the cost of taking courses at the college for a semester.
  3. Your boss asks you to price out tables and chairs for a classroom. Tables cost $36 each and the chairs cost $12 each. Write a variable expression for the total cost spent on tables and chairs for the room.

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