I'm working on an (approximately 20 pg) evolutionary biology paper for submission to a journal. The paper introduces a couple of strategies (I use "strategies" loosely; they can be carried out by unconscious individuals). I have described the strategies verbally. However, I have also tried to offer additional clarity by putting the strategies into some numerical form. I would imagine that there are many possible models that could be used to test these strategies. I am using one model, with so many simplifying assumptions that even if I were to carry through an algebraic treatment under this model, it would be of little use in giving a general representation of when the strategies can be selected. My goal is to go through an example under the model in order to show how the strategies are supposed to work, not the conditions under which they can be selected.
Is it easier to follow an example with numbers or with algebra in place of those numbers?