How to Write a Numerical Expression? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT a numerical expression?

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Which numerical expression best represents the following word problem?

Mary wants to see how many calories she has consumed so far today. She had an apple, which was 95 calories, a banana, which was 105 calories, a bowl of oatmeal, which is 150 calories and a glass of orange juice, which is 112 calories.


Which numerical expression best represents the following word problem?

Sergio had $20 to spend at the grocery store and we must figure out how much money he had left before leaving the grocery store. He bought some spaghetti sauce for $5, a box of spaghetti for $2, salad mix for $5 and salad dressing for $4. Before leaving the store, he found a $5 bill on the floor.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess your understanding of the ways numerical expressions are written. You will be quizzed on examples of numerical expressions and ways they are used to represent word problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of:

  • Word problems
  • Numerical expressions
  • Changing word problems to numerical expressions
  • Examples of non-numerical expressions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on translating word problems to numerical expressions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding numerical expressions
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve numerical expression practice problems

Additional Learning

There is a related lesson called How to Write a Numerical Expression? - Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define numerical expression
  • Learn how to write a numerical expression
  • Identify examples of non-numerical expressions
  • Compare and contrast numerical and non-numerical expressions