What does substitution mean in math?

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Substitution is a helpful process that is often used in polynomials in order to make a "tricky" math problem easier to work with. Substitution simply means that we are choosing to define a variable as a specific value, then plugging that variable in to represent something in a math problem. Oftentimes, the substitution process serves as a placeholder for complex variables like squared and cubed variables.

Please click the link to view a video of u-substitution, a process that allows tricky polynomials to be rewritten as quadratics and solved.

  • Last Updated May 22, 2024
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  • Answered By Thomas-Jay Rusk

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