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An expression or algebraic expression is a phrase, a sentence fragment. We can simplify an expression and has no relation symbol. Example: a number less than ten x < 10 two less than a number x  2 An equation or algebraic equation is a sentence. We have to solve an equation to find the value or solution. It has a relation symbol "equal to". Example: Ten is five less than a number. 10 = x  5 An Inequation is also a sentence with a greater than or less than sign. A number is less than five. x < 5 Directions: Choose the correct answer for each question. Explain in your own words what algebraic expressions, equations, and inequations are and give examples. 