What is a Variable in Algebra?


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Identify the variable(s) in this equation: 4x = 16.

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1. Identify the variable(s) in this equation: 6a + 3x = 7y.

2. Identify the coefficient(s) in this equation: 14x + 3y = 72.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Do you want to know how variables work in algebra? Use this quiz/worksheet to test how well you understand algebraic variables and to teach you key terms and topics that you will need to know to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test you on the following topics:

  • Coefficients versus variables
  • Solve for x
  • Constants
  • Solve for multiple variables

Skills Practiced

You can use this interactive quiz and printable worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on variables
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve algebra practice problems
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast terms from the lesson, such as coefficient and variable

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about variables in algebra? Then check out the accompanying lesson, What is a Variable in Algebra? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how to use math to solve for variables
  • Define terms, like constant, coefficient, and variable
  • Differentiate between constants and coefficients