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Outline

Evaluation by substitution is to take an algebraic expression and substitute (replace) each variable with its value.

For example, if x=3 and y=5 then the following expression can be evaluated by replacing the variable names with the corresponding number each time they occur:

Worked Examples

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Practice

You can practice skills in percent using the following references:

Khan Academy

Make sure you are logged in to Khan Academy when doing these exercises so your practice is recorded.

Application

Percentages are often used in financial applications where a proportion calculation is required. These include:

  • Discounts (percentage of original price)
  • Profit margin (percentage of sale price)
  • Tips (percentage of total bill)
  • Loan or Deposit interest (percentage of balance)

Next Steps

Comfortable with percents? Check out the follow-on mathematics you can now do:

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