Algebraic Model: Definition & Examples


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Assume you have a group of birds and rabbits. There are 5 more rabbits than there are birds. Use the variable b to represent the number of birds in the group, and use the variable r to represent the number of rabbits in the group. Create an algebraic model representing this scenario.

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1. The algebraic model A = s^2 represents the area, A, of a square with side length s. Use this model to find the area of a square with side length 3 cm.

2. Suppose you are driving down the highway at 70mph, and we represent the distance you've driven by d and the time you are on the road by t. What is an algebraic model we would set up if we wanted to know how far we've driven after a certain amount of time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the algebraic model. Consider these topics you will need to know, such as using models to find the area of a specified square.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Create an algebraic model using variables
  • Set up an algebraic model that determines distance traveled at a given speed
  • Describe an algebraic model
  • Find the volume of a box with a given length

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking: - apply relevant concepts to examine information about algebraic models in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve variable practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about area and distance

Additional Learning

To learn more about algebraic models, review this lesson called Algebraic Model: Definition & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define algebraic model
  • Solve problems in real-life scenarios