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Variables algebra Equations algebra Expressions algebra Video transcript When we're dealing with basic arithmetic, we see the concrete numbers there. We'll see 23 plus 5. We know what these numbers are right over here, and we can calculate them. It's going to be We can say 2 times 7.
We could say 3 divided by 4. In all of these cases, we know exactly what numbers we're dealing with. As we start entering into the algebraic world-- and you probably have seen this a little bit already-- we start dealing with the ideas of variables.
And variables, there's a bunch of ways you can think about them, but they're really just values in expressions where they can change.
The values in those expressions can change. For example, if I write x plus 5, this is an expression right over here. This can take on some value depending on what the value of x is. If x is equal to 1, then x plus 5, our expression right over here, is going to be equal to 1.
Because now x is 1. It'll be 1 plus 5, so x plus 5 will be equal to 6. If x is equal to, I don't know, negative 7, then x plus 5 is going to be equal to-- well, now x is negative 7. It's going to be negative 7 plus 5, which is negative 2.
So notice x here is a variable, and its value can change depending on the context. And this is in the context of an expression.
You'll also see it in the context of an equation. It's actually important to realize the distinction between an expression and an equation. An expression is really just a statement of value, a statement of some type of quantity. So this is an expression. An expression would be something like what we saw over here, x plus 5.
The value of this expression will change depending on what the value of this variable is. And you could just evaluate it for different values of x. Another expression could be something like, I don't know, y plus z. Now everything is a variable.
If y is 1 and z is 2, it's going to be 1 plus 2.
If y is 0 and z is negative 1, it's going to be 0 plus negative 1. These can all be evaluated, and they'll essentially give you a value depending on the values of each of these variables that make up the expression. An equation, you're essentially setting expressions to be equal to each other.The best source for free math worksheets.
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It was only in the 17th century that algebraic notation similar to that used today was introduced. For example, the notation used by Descartes (La Geometrie, ) and Wallis () was very close to modern rutadeltambor.comr, algebra has a very long history.
In this tutorial, we will be looking at solving a specific type of equation called the quadratic equation. The methods of solving these types of equations that we will take a look at are solving by factoring, by using the square root method, by completing the square, and by using the quadratic equation.
Learn how to simplify algebraic expressions by combining like terms. The expressions in this video have decimal and fraction coefficients. A Time-line for the History of Mathematics (Many of the early dates are approximates) This work is under constant revision, so come back later.
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