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Dec
12
comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
Could you please give me your opinion about this?
Nov
29
comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
I found this article if you're interested.
Nov
28
comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
The last question in this "fifth-graders" introduction to continued fractions asks: "By trying several examples, discover and describe the relationship between the continued-fraction forms of a fraction and its reciprocal." At this point I don't think I'm smarter than a fifth-grader.
Nov
28
accepted Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
Nov
28
comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
In my opinion, those fifth-graders have the right to scream "CONTRADICTION!!!" after being preached the sentence: A variable expression is evaluated by replacing each variable with a given value and simplifying the resulting numerical expression. (NOTE: this is a joke.)
Nov
28
comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
Thank you for the examples, but wouldn't simplify or convert make more sense?
Nov
28
comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
@DustanLevenstein these are the classic Algebra textbook definitions. A numerical expression, or numeral is an expression that names a particular number.
Nov
28
revised Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
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Nov
28
comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
@DustanLevenstein Replacing a numerical expression by the simplest name for its value is called simplifying the expression. Replacing each variable in a variable expression by a given value and simplifying the result is called evaluating the expression.
Nov
28
comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
@DustanLevenstein Have we not also been trained to simplify an expression involving fractions, you write it as a single fraction in simplest form?
Nov
28
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Nov
28
asked Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”?
Oct
18
comment How do you determine the “average” of a certain value?
average: The average of a set of numbers is the sum of the numbers divided by the number of numbers.
Oct
11
comment What is the difference between the domain of a variable and the domain for an equation?
Yes, and thank you for your patience with me.
Oct
11
comment What is the difference between the domain of a variable and the domain for an equation?
But an equation can have a solution set, right?
Oct
8
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Sep
26
comment “Negative” versus “Minus”
I have not yet made a decision about the issue, but I have had a change of heart about what to accept.
Sep
24
accepted “Negative” versus “Minus”
Sep
24
comment “Negative” versus “Minus”
skullpatrol was my previous username.
Sep
20
comment What is the difference between the domain of a variable and the domain for an equation?
Thank you, it now makes sense.