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# algebraic expression

noun, Mathematics
1.
a symbol or a combination of symbols used in algebra, containing one or more numbers, variables, and arithmetic operations:
how to solve algebraic expressions.
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Examples from the web for algebraic expression
• The number, variable, or algebraic expression under the radical sign is called the radicand.
• Distinguish between an algebraic expression and an equation.
• The second area of concern in mathematics was improving student knowledge of procedures to transform algebraic expression in math.
• Identify an algebraic expression to represent the grade.
• Have students write an algebraic expression for the pattern.
Contemporary definitions for algebraic expression
noun

a mathematical phrase which can contain numbers, operators (add, subtract, multiply, divide), and at least one variable (like x, y) to represent operations

Examples

An example of an algebraic expression is x + 5 4n ÷ 6.

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