# Lecture 1

### Self-Evaluating Expressions

Numbers are the simplest expressions in our Beginner Student Language. Write an expression containing (and only containing) the number 211212.

### Basic Summations

Write a formula to compute the sum of 2 and 3 where the first argument is 2 and the second argument is 3. Be sure to wrap the formula in parentheses to show that it is a function application.

### Basic Products

Write a formula to compute the product of 77 and 101 where the first argument is 77 and the second argument is 101. Be sure to wrap the formula in parentheses to show that it is a function application.

### Nested Formulas

Write a formula to multiply 10 by the sum of the numbers 123 and 456.

### Order of Operands

Sometimes, the order of arguments is important. With addition and multiplication, the order that we set the numbers is largely not an issue. Subtraction, on the other hand, produces different results when arguments are flipped! Write a formula to compute the difference of 783 and 149.

### Operations Receiving Arguments

Some operations do different things when given different numbers of arguments. For instance, when - receives only one argument, it negates its value. Write a parenthesized formula, using -, to negate 321.