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# Algebra/HELP

Question
hELLO SIR

sIR I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS AN ALGEBRIC EXPRESSION.

An algebraic expression is one involving some unknown quantity.
Once this quantity is known, a function can be evaluated.

Some example might be f(x) = 9x, where once x is known, f(x) can be determined.

Other examples might be f(x) = 8x + 5 or f(x) = 4x² + 5x + 1.

The value of x could be almost anything.  Examples are liters of water, grams of butter, meters of string, milligrams of dirt, mass of a tire, etc.  The function could be anything as well.
It is always dependent on what is input.

For example, it might be the amount of water that is displaced given the number of steel balls that are input when the size of the steel balls is constant and the number are known.  In medicine, it could be the amount needed based on the person's weight.  In physics, it could be how fast an objecti is travelling given how long it has been falling.

Algebra

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#### Scott A Wilson

##### Expertise

Any algebraic question you've got. That includes question that are linear, quadratic, exponential, etc.

##### Experience

I have solved story problems, linear equations, parabolic equations. I have also solved some 3rd order equations and equations with multiple variables.

Publications
Documents at Boeing in assistance on the manufacturiing floor.

Education/Credentials
MS at math OSU in mathematics at OSU, 1986. BS at OSU in mathematical sciences (math, statistics, computer science), 1984.

Awards and Honors
Both my BS and MS degrees were given with honors.

Past/Present Clients
Students in a wide variety of areas since the 80's; over 1,000 of them have been in algebra.