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# What is it to Evaluate a formula in math?

Updated: 9/21/2023

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12y ago

to solve the equation

In math there are many formulas, for example the area of a circle is given by the product of pi and the square of the radius of the circle. This is the generalized formula and holds good for any value of the radius. However, there is one and only one value of area for a given value of the radius. Similarly the area of rectangle is the product of its length and breadth. This is the generalized formula and holds good for any value of length and breadth. However, there is one and only one value of area for a given set of length and breadth. The roots of a quadratic equation are given by a well known equation and gives a positive and a negative value for the answer. Both values are valid even though the negative value may not make sense under a given circumstance and is discarded. There are many such examples. The act of finding the results for a formula for a given instance is to EVALUATE.

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