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Writing Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary
Students can practice writing a variety of algebraic expressions with this collection of simple lessons and quizzes. Our expert instructors walk them through several example problems and illustrate all the steps that are needed to properly write algebraic expressions. By the end of the chapter, they should be able to translate the following types of statements into algebraic expressions:
After working through each lesson, have students complete the accompanying self-assessment quiz to help them retain the information they've studied and check their understanding of the lesson topics. If you have any questions about this material, feel free to reach out to our instructors. This chapter is available all Internet-connected devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
1. Translating an Addition Statement into an Algebraic Expression
Watch this video lesson to learn how you can turn an addition statement from words into an algebraic expression. Learn how the key terms translate into mathematical symbols.
2. Translating a Subtraction Statement into an Algebraic Expression
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to take a statement that you hear or read in words and translate it into an algebraic expression that you can solve. Learn what key words to look for when writing your expressions.
3. Translating a Multiplication Statement into an Algebraic Expression
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to translate a multiplication problem that you hear or read from words into an algebraic expression that you can solve. Learn what key words to look for.
4. Translating a Division Statement into an Algebraic Expression
In this video lesson, you will see that when it comes to math and the real world, there will be situations when you have to translate a statement that you hear or read in words into a math problem that you can solve.
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Other chapters within the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Test: Practice & Study Guide course
- Performing Basic Arithmetic
- Computation with Integers
- Negative Numbers
- Absolute Value
- Solving & Graphing Rational Numbers
- Operations with Monomials and Polynomials
- Rational Roots
- Working with Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- Simplifying Algebraic Fractions
- Factoring in Algebra
- Solving & Graphing Linear Equations
- Overview of Inequalities
- Quadratic Equations
- Number Line & the Coordinate Graph
- Algebraic Word Problems
- Fundamental Algebraic Expressions
- Algebraic Distribution
- Writing & Solving One-Step Equations
- Writing & Solving Multi-Step Equations