Algebraic Expression

Definition of Algebraic Expression

An algebraic expression is an expression that contains one or more numbers, one or more variables, and one or more arithmetic operations.

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Solved Example on Algebraic Expression

Ques: A cassette shop charges $5 for renting a video cassette for the first day. It charges $2 extra for every additional day. Which of these algebraic expressions tells you the amount that Sarah would pay if she rents a video cassette for n days?

    Choices:
    A. $(3 + 2n)
    B. $(5n + 2)
    C. $ n
    D. $(5 - 2n)
    Correct Answer: A

Solution:

    Step 1: $5 for the first day and $2 extra for every additional day.
    Step 2: Sarah would pay $5 + (n - 1) $2 for renting a video cassette for n days.
    Step 3: So, the algebraic expression that corresponds to the amount that Sarah would pay is $(3 + 2n).