Writing Algebraic Expressions

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Algebraic expressions are like phrases or clauses in math. You should be able to translate mathematical expressions from English to the language of algebra for the GED.

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Writing algebraic expressions is like translating phrases from one language to another- from English to the language of algebra!

Algebraic expressions are any combination of numbers, operations, and variables (letters) and can range from very simple, 5+3 for example, to quite complex. See the example problems below for more details.

Need more help? Check out the example videos at the bottom of the page.



Practice writing arithmetic expressions (no variables) and simple algebraic expressions.

Writing Expressions for Beginners with SOlutions.pdf
Writing Algebraic Expressions

Practice writing a mixture of arithmetic and algebraic expressions with direct translation and from word problems.

Writing Algebraic Expressions GED Style

Practice writing challenging expressions like what you'll see on the GED test.


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