Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Introduction to Algebra: Variables and Mathematical Models - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 10: 1



Work Step by Step

A variable is represented by a letter that may change within the context of a mathematical problem or experiment. Variables are always unknown and must be solved for; based on the context in which stated. Commonly, a variable is representing the number we're trying to find. Example: x + 4 = 10 ( x is the variable) x +4 -4 = 10 -4 (subtract 4 from each side) x = 6
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.