# Evaluating expressions with variables word problems

Practice plugging in values to evaluate real-world algebraic expressions. These are introductory problems, so the expressions aren't too complicated.

### Problem

Calvin and Melvin are two of Santa's elves. The number of toys they build is given by 11, c, plus, 8, m where c is the number of candy canes Calvin eats for breakfast and m is the number of candy canes Melvin eats for breakfast.
How many toys do they build when Calvin eats 5 candy canes and Melvin eats 3 candy canes for breakfast?
toys