## What you’ll learn to do: Interpret expressions and equations that use words and algebraic symbols

You may not realize it, but you already use algebra every day. Perhaps you figure out how much to tip a server in a restaurant. Maybe you calculate the amount of change you should get when you pay for something. It could even be when you compare batting averages of your favorite players. You can describe the algebra you use in specific words, and follow an orderly process. In this chapter, you will explore the words used to describe algebra and start on your path to solving algebraic problems easily, both in class and in your everyday life.

Before you get started in this module, try a few practice problems and review prior concepts.

### readiness quiz

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