 Solving Equations - Word Problems
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• Question 1
900 seconds
Q. A toy company spends \$1500 per day for factory expenses plus \$8 to make each teddy bear.  They sell the teddy bears for \$12 a piece.  Which equation could be used to find the number of bears t the company has to sell in one day to equal its daily cost?
1500 + 8t = 12
12 + 8t = 1500
1500 + 8t = 12t
8t = 12t + 1500
• Question 2
900 seconds
Q. WRITE AN EQUATION
For a field trip 4 students rode in cars and the rest filled nine buses. How many students were in each bus if 472 students were on the trip?
4x=472
9x=472
4+9x=472
4+x=472
• Question 3
900 seconds
Q. Jason says that 10 less than one third of his age is 11 years old.  How old is Jason?
3 years old
7 years old
57 years old
63 years old
• Question 4
900 seconds
Q. Maria has 25 dollars.  She has to buy a gallon of milk which costs \$3.50.  She wants to spend the rest of her money on cereal.  If each box of cereal costs \$4.50, how many can she purchase?
4 boxes
5 boxes
6 boxes
7 boxes
• Question 5
900 seconds
Q. 472 students are going on a field trip.  120 students will be returning home and the rest will be spending the night in cabins. If a cabin sleeps 8 people, how many cabins need to be rented?
4 cabins
44 cabins
59 cabins
74 cabins
• Question 6
30 seconds
Q. Scott works on cars. He charges \$35 for each car plus \$7 per hour. Write an equation that represents this scenario if Kylie's car bill was \$63.
7x + 35 = 63
7x = 63
7x - 35 = 63
35x + 7 = 63
• Question 7
30 seconds
Q. Penelope is going to the carnival to ride the rides. It costs \$20 to get into the carnival and ride tickets are \$0.50 each. Write an equation that represents this scenario if she spends \$35 in all.
.50x + 20 = 35
.50x = 35
.50 + 20x = 35
.50x - 20 = 35
• Question 8
900 seconds
Q. The steps in solving 5b - 6 = 24 are:
Add 6 to both sides and divide both sides by 5
Add 6 to both sides and multiply both sides by 5
Subtract 6 from both sides then multiply both sides by 5
Subtract 6 from both sides then divide both sides by 5
• Question 9
900 seconds
Q. A taxi charges \$3, plus \$1.50 for each mile traveled.  Mr. Lewis rode in the taxi from his home to the airport and was charged \$30.  How many miles does Mr. Lewis live from the airport?
18 miles
20 miles
22 miles
• Question 10
180 seconds
Q.

WRITE AN EQUATION

Aliyah had \$24 to spend on seven pencils. After buying them she had \$10. How much did each pencil cost?

24-10=7x

24+7x=10

10+7x=24

10+x=14

• Question 11
180 seconds
Q. WRITE AN EQUATION
Aliyah had some candy to give to her four children. She first took ten pieces for herself and then evenly divided the rest among her children. Each child received two pieces. With how many pieces did she start?
(x-10)/4=2
x-10/4=2
x-10=2(4)
2(x-10)=4
• Question 12
300 seconds
Q. After paying \$3.32 for a sandwich, Brenda has \$19.79. How much money did she start with? Which equation could you use to solve this problem?
3.32m=19.79
m-19.97=3.32
m-3.32=19.79
• Question 13
300 seconds
Q.

In 2010, a tree was 8 feet tall. In 2011 the tree was 14 feet tall. Which equation would be used to find how many feet the tree grew?

f + 8 = 14

f - 8 = 14

f/8 = 14

8f=14

• Question 14
60 seconds
Q. The Roaming Cell Phone Company charges \$15.00 per month plus \$0.20 per minute of airtime usage.  If Juanita uses x minutes of airtime, what is an equation that can be used to determine her monthly cell phone bill (C)?
C = 0.20x + 15
C =15 (0.20x)
C = 15 + x + 0.20
C = 0.20 + 15x
• Question 15
180 seconds
Q. WRITE AN EQUATION
Imani spent half of her weekly allowance playing mini-golf. To earn more money her parents let her wash the car for \$4. What is her weekly allowance if she ended with \$12?
0.5x+4=12
x+4=12
12-4=x
12-4=0.5x
• Question 16
300 seconds
Q. The first play of a football game resulted in a loss of 12 yards.  Then a penalty resulted in another loss of 5 yards.  What is the total loss or gain?