Why Use Variables?
Date: 06/01/99 at 13:56:05 From: Phoebe Moostae Subject: Variables What is the point of using varibles when you could use numbers?
Date: 06/02/99 at 12:53:40 From: Doctor Kimberly Subject: Re: Variables Hello Phoebe, Variables are used as placeholders for numbers that are the answers to questions or solutions to problems. For example: X + 6 = 14 What is the number that you can add to 6 to get a sum of 14? In order to find that number, you have to solve for X. Using variables helps us to find the numbers that fit a given equation, or answer a certain question, but they do not take the place of numbers. Please write in again if you have more questions. - Doctor Kimberly, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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