# Assigning Values to Variables

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## Definition

Assigning values to variables involves giving specific values to variables in an equation or expression.

## Description

Assigning values to variables is a fundamental process in algebra. It involves substituting variables with specific numbers to evaluate expressions or solve equations. For example, in the equation

y = 2x + 3

assigning x = 4 gives y = 11.

This process is used in real-world applications such as programming, where variables store data values, and in scientific calculations, where variables represent measurements. Understanding how to assign values to variables is essential for students to solve equations and analyze mathematical models.

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Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.B.5, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.EE.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.REI.A.1 6 - 12 Algebra     • The Language of Math         • Variable Expressions 2021 equations, solving equations, definitions, glossary terms