Evaluate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈvæl.juˌeɪt/ Explain
To evaluate an
expression,
values are substituted for
variables,
and the expression is
simplified.^{[2]}
Example 1
Evaluate 3 + 2x when
x = 5. |
3 + 2 · 5 |
Use the substitution property of equality to substitute
5 for x |
3 + 10 |
Simplify the multiplication. 2·5 = 10. |
13 |
Simplify the addition. 3 + 10 = 13. |
References
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, evaluate. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 73. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- Wentworth, George; Smith, David Eugene; Harper, Herbert Druery. Fundamentals of practical mathematics. pg 74. www.archive.org. Ginn and Company. 1922. Last Accessed 7/9/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/fundamentalsofpr00wentuoft#page/74/mode/1up/search/evaluate. Buy the book
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Evaluate. 4/20/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/evaluate.html.
Revision History
4/20/2019: Updated expressions and equations to match new format. (
McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (
McAdams, David E.)
7/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (
McAdams, David E.)
1/31/2010: Added "References". (
McAdams, David E.)
2/10/2009: Expanded descriptions in example. (
McAdams, David E.)
7/28/2008: Added vocabulary links. (
McAdams, David E.)
8/8/2007: Initial version. (
McAdams, David E.)