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Python Python Basics (2015) Python for Beginners Errors

# how would you use algebraic variables to solve equations in python?

Hello all, thank you (advanced python users) for offering help when I have had some very basic problems in the past. This one is more general but @kennethlove talks in this video about how you can't combine strings and integers in python which makes sense. E.g. if you were to try and combine: str + int = SyntaxError. Equally a variable_name = 'variable value' (be it string or integer). However, if you wanted to try and do algebra in python (5x) how would you actually do it?

1 Answer

Nikolai Montesclaros
Nikolai Montesclaros
11,928 Points

Normally algebraic expressions are not written as how you'd express them in math class but it's quite similar. You would just explicitly write them out as how you'd solve them.

Algebraic Expression: F(x) = 5x

Code Form:

def F(x):
   return 5 * x