Math Definitions - Letter E


Definition of Equation

Definition of Equation

An equation is a mathematical expression that tells us that two things are equal.

Equations always include the equals sign, "\( = \)"

Here are some examples of equations:

  • \(2 \times 3 = 7 - 1\). This says that \(2 \times 3\) and \(7 - 1\) are equal to each other. They are! They are both equal to \(6\).
  • \(3x + 3 = 9\) is another equation. It says that \(3x + 3\) has to be the same as \(9\).


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter E

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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