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A-10.

The word “evaluate” has many different meanings. In algebra, when you are asked to evaluate an expression for a specified value of the variable(s), you are being asked to find the value of the expression. You do this by replacing a variable with a number and calculating the result. For example, if you are asked to evaluate the expression

Evaluate the expressions below for the given values of *x* and *y*.

Rewrite the expression with the number in place of the variable and simplify if possible.

11

8(2) − 3 + (1)

2(5)(−3) = 10(−3)

−30

2(3)

^{2}− (8)