What are Variables in Math? - Definition & Examples


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Which one of the following is a variable?

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1. Which is the variable in this expression: (7+10)-5=t-3

2. Which of the following can be used as variables?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is a mathematical variable? This quiz and worksheet combination will help you recognize variables and understand when a variable is needed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested over your ability to do the following:

  • Identify a variable in an equation
  • Comprehend the reason a variable is used
  • Recognize what can be used to represent variables

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding variables and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding mathematical variables
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about variables and the reasons for using them

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about variables, see the corresponding lesson called What are Variables in Math? - Definition and Examples. In this lesson, you will concentrate on the following objectives:

  • Understand what a variable is and why they are used
  • Identify variables in mathematical equations
  • Learn about real life applications for using variables in math