You have $46 to spend on books. There are two sections you can choose from: a $2 section and a $4 section.

Determine how many $2 and $4 books you can buy as a linear equation.

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James started a rock collection. Bobby has 4 times more rocks that James. Chris has 6 times more rocks than James. Together the three boys have 88 rocks total.

Express this as a linear equation.

x + 4x +6x = 88, or 11x = 88

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Sally made $550 this week. She gets paid $10 per hour and overtime is $15 per hour.

Determine how many regular hours and overtime hours Sally worked as a linear equation.

$10x + $15y = $550

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Justin bought a car with 15,000 miles on it. He plans on adding 10,000 miles on it per year.

Express this as a linear equation.

10,000x + 15,000 = y

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Josh needs to sell 50 items. Josh sold two times more items on Tuesday than he did on Monday. Josh needs to sell three times more items today than on Tuesday.

Express this as a linear equation.

x + 2x + 3y = 50 or 3x + 3y = 50

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Molly has already saved $150. She needs to save a total of $500.

Express how much time it will take Molly to save $500 if she continues to save $10 a week as a linear equation.

10x + 150 = 500

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When three times the first number is added to five times the second number the answer is 28.

Express this as a linear equation.

3x + 5y = 28

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You have $46 to spend on books. There are two sections you can choose from: a $2 section and a $4 section.

Determine how many $2 and $4 books you can buy as a linear equation.

2x + 4y = 46

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The Linear Equation Word Problem Flashcard set provides a basic introduction to linear equation word problems. This set of flashcards contains a total of fifteen cards. Each card contains a basic word problem that requires learners to create/express the problem as a linear equation. On the back of each card, you will find the corresponding linear equation.

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You have $46 to spend on books. There are two sections you can choose from: a $2 section and a $4 section.

Determine how many $2 and $4 books you can buy as a linear equation.

2x + 4y = 46

When three times the first number is added to five times the second number the answer is 28.

Express this as a linear equation.

3x + 5y = 28

Molly has already saved $150. She needs to save a total of $500.

Express how much time it will take Molly to save $500 if she continues to save $10 a week as a linear equation.

10x + 150 = 500

Josh needs to sell 50 items. Josh sold two times more items on Tuesday than he did on Monday. Josh needs to sell three times more items today than on Tuesday.

Express this as a linear equation.

x + 2x + 3y = 50 or 3x + 3y = 50

Justin bought a car with 15,000 miles on it. He plans on adding 10,000 miles on it per year.

Express this as a linear equation.

10,000x + 15,000 = y

Sally made $550 this week. She gets paid $10 per hour and overtime is $15 per hour.

Determine how many regular hours and overtime hours Sally worked as a linear equation.

$10x + $15y = $550

James started a rock collection. Bobby has 4 times more rocks that James. Chris has 6 times more rocks than James. Together the three boys have 88 rocks total.

Express this as a linear equation.

x + 4x +6x = 88, or 11x = 88

There are 3 buildings. Building A is 5 times taller than building B. Together, the buildings' heights equal building C's height. Building C is 230 feet tall.

Express this as a linear equation.

5x + x = 230 or 6x = 230

Group A has 10 times more marbles than Group B.

Express this as a linear equation.

10x = y

Missy runs 2 miles daily. She wants to add 4 miles a month.

Express how many miles Missy will be running overtime a month as a linear equation.

2x + 4 = y

The temperature outside is rising over time. Currently, the temperature is 65° and is rising by 5° every 10 minutes.

Express the temperature increase as a linear equation.

65° + 5°x = y

We are keeping track of the class plant's growth. The classroom plant is currently 6 centimeters high. The plant grows 2 centimeters per day.

Express the plant's growth as a linear equation.

2x + 6 = y

Debbie has $244 in her account saved for gas. Gas costs $17 for each fill up.

Express how much money will remain in her account depending on how many times she gets gas as a linear equation.

$244 - $17x = y

The Smiths rented a moving truck at a base price of $20. The truck company charges $2 for every 5 miles. The final price paid in total was $60.

Express this as a linear equation.

$20 + $2x = 60

Vicky had 150 pencils. During an 8 hour day, she gave away 5 pencils every hour.

Express how many pencils Vicky was left with at the end of the day as a linear equation.

150 - 5x = y

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