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Examples, solutions, videos, and worksheets to help Grade 7 and Grade 8 learn how to write mathematical statements using symbols to represent numbers.

Begin all word problems by defining your variables. State clearly what you want each symbol to represent.

Written mathematical statements can be represented as more than one correct symbolic statement.

Break complicated problems into smaller parts, or try working them with simpler numbers.

Writing equations using symbols involves translating word problems or real-life situations into mathematical expressions. It’s a fundamental skill in algebra and problem-solving.

Key Symbols:

Arithmetic operations: +, -, ×, ÷ (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

Equality: = (equal to)

Inequality: <, >, ≤, ≥ (less than, greater than, less than or equal to, greater than or equal to)

Variables: Letters (usually x, y, z) to represent unknown quantities

Steps to Write an Equation:

- Identify the unknown: Determine what you’re trying to find and assign a variable to it.
- Break down the problem: Analyze the problem and identify the mathematical operations involved.
- Translate into symbols: Use the symbols to represent the given information and the unknown quantity.
- Form the equation: Combine the symbols and variables to create an equation that represents the problem.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to write equations using symbols.

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