Expression

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of an expression:

- It is a mathematical statement that does not have an equal sign or an inequality sign.
- An expression is never solved. It is simplified.
- It is possible to evaluate for any variables present when values for those variables are given.
- It may contain numbers, variables, grouping symbols, and/or operations.

Example

Non-example

This is an example of an equation, even though it is composed of two equivalent expressions.

5*x* + 6 = 9 + 2*x*

5

TEKS: 1(5)(E), 3(5)(C), 4(5)(B), 5(4)(E), 5(4)(F), 6(7)(A), 6(7)(B), 6(7)(C), 6(7)(D)