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### Course: Grade 7 (Virginia)>Unit 2

Lesson 2: Evaluating expressions with multiple variables

# Evaluating expressions with two variables: fractions & decimals

We've already evaluated expressions with two variables. Now it's time to do it with fractions and decimals.
Evaluating expressions with two variables: fractions & decimalsSee video transcript

## Let's study another example.

Evaluate start fraction, 1, divided by, 3, end fraction, a, minus, 1, minus, start fraction, 1, divided by, 2, end fraction, b when a, equals, 12 and b, equals, 6.
\begin{aligned} &\phantom{=}\dfrac13\blueD a-1-\dfrac12\goldD b \\\\ &= \dfrac13 \cdot \blueD {12}-1-\dfrac12 \cdot \goldD 6~~~~~~~~\text{Replace }\blueD{a} \text{ with } \blueD{12}\text{ and } \goldD b \text{ with } \goldD 6\text{.} \\\\ &=4 - 1 - 3 \\\\ &=0 \end{aligned}

## Now, let's practice

Problem 1
• Current
Evaluate start fraction, 3, divided by, 2, end fraction, y, minus, 3, plus, start fraction, 5, divided by, 3, end fraction, z when y, equals, 4 and z, equals, 3.