# 4.01 Representing algebraic expressions

## Interactive practice questions

Oranges are being stored in two different sized containers. The small container holds $x$x oranges, while the large container holds $y$y oranges.

 Single orange Small container, which holds $x$x oranges Large container, which holds $y$y oranges

Write an algebraic expression to represent the total number of oranges shown here:

Easy
Less than a minute

Sandy is putting apples into crates of two different sizes. The small crate contains $x$x apples, while the large crate contains $y$y apples.

Mohamad is putting apples into boxes of two different sizes. The small boxes contain $m$m apples, while the large boxes contain $n$n apples.

Bananas are being put into crates of two different sizes. The small crates contain $x$x bananas, while the large crates contain $y$y bananas.

### Outcomes

#### 6.EE.A.2a

Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers.

#### 6.EE.A.2b

Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient); view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity.

#### 6.EE.B.6

Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.