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In this tutorial, we will learn to describe situations using mathematical expressions, and consider the effect of using parentheses in the outcome of those expressions.
This word problem can be solved by constructing a numerical expression. Can you help? We bet you can!
So maybe parentheses don't seem like a big deal? Check out this problem and the difference in the answer when you work it without the parentheses. Wow.
Interpret written statements, and write them as mathematical expressions.
Practice changing expressions from words to math.
Practice creating expressions with parentheses from real-world contexts.