|An expression or algebraic expression is a phrase, a sentence fragment. We can simplify an expression and has no relation symbol. |
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".
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.