# Solving Subtraction Word Problems with Two or More Variables

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### A problem has five unknown values. How many equations do you need to write?

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### 2. James has a bag of marbles. Inside there are both red and blue marbles. The number of red marbles equals the number of blue marbles minus four. There are twice as many blue marbles as red marbles. How many red marbles are there?

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This worksheet and quiz give you the opportunity to see what you know about subtraction word problems with 2 or more variables. You'll need to find the solution to word problems in order to complete the quiz.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See if you can answer questions that require you to:

• Translate word problems into equations
• Use subtraction and other mathematical concepts
• Understand the connection between unknown values and equations

## Skills Practiced

You'll be practicing the following skills as you take this quiz:

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on solving subtraction word problems
• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve subtraction word problems
• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to identify important information in word problems