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Variable and Variable (Algebraic) Expressions

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Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, and stories to help Grade 5 students learn about variables and variable expressions.

The following diagram gives the definition and some examples of variable expressions. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on how to use variable expressions.
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Introduction to Variables and Variable Expressions
This video introduces variables and variable expressions

Examples: Writing Variable Expressions
Examples of writing variable expression given different situations.
1. 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.
2. Your boss asks you to price out tables and chairs for a classroom. Tables cost $36 each and the chairs cost $12 each.
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Learn about Variables and Expressions Math Help : Math Variables & Expressions
In math, variables and expressions are used to help figure out what the unknowns are and what is being solved for. Find out how to use math variables, such as "x" and "y," with help from a math teacher in this free video series on math help and lessons.

Try the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice various math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.
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