# Is to find values by substituting numbers for variables?

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## Is to find values by substituting numbers for variables?

To evaluate an algebraic expression means to find the value of the expression when the variable is replaced by a given number. To evaluate an expression, we substitute the given number for the variable in the expression and then simplify the expression using the order of operations.

**What is substituting the value?**

Substitution means replacing the variables (letters) in an algebraic expression with their numerical values. We can then work out the total value of the expression.

**What is a substitute variable?**

The name of a variable is a placeholder for its value, the data it holds. Referencing (retrieving) its value is called variable substitution. $ Let us carefully distinguish between the name of a variable and its value.

### What is the substitution method?

The substitution method is the algebraic method to solve simultaneous linear equations. As the word says, in this method, the value of one variable from one equation is substituted in the other equation.

**How do you use substitution method?**

The method of substitution involves three steps:

- Solve one equation for one of the variables.
- Substitute (plug-in) this expression into the other equation and solve.
- Resubstitute the value into the original equation to find the corresponding variable.

**What is the example of substitution method?**

For example, if there are two equations x+y=7 and x-y=8, then from the first equation we can find that x=7-y. This is the first step of applying the substitution method.

#### What’s the substitution method in math?

The method of solving “by substitution” works by solving one of the equations (you choose which one) for one of the variables (you choose which one), and then plugging this back into the other equation, “substituting” for the chosen variable and solving for the other. Then you back-solve for the first variable.

**What does substitution mean in math?**

Substitution means putting numbers in place of letters to calculate the value of an expression .