Complex Number Puzzles with Words: Lesson for Kids


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Two numbers multiplied together give 15, and added together give 8. What are the two numbers?

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A plane flies 6000 kilometers in 2 hours into the wind.

Write an equation using V for the plane speed, and W for the wind speed to describe this statement.

2. John is four times Larry's age. In ten years, John will be twice Larry's age. How old are John and Larry right now?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do you solve complex number puzzles with words? Make sure you know what to do with these kinds of puzzles and practice working with them by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use these tools to see what you know about:

  • Writing an equation involving plane speed and wind speed based on given numbers
  • How to create equations to describe phrases
  • Solving different complex number puzzles

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on complex number puzzles with words
  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about writing equations to describe statements like 'Three numbers add up to 100'
  • Learning practice - use what you learned to solve some sample number puzzle word problems

Additional Learning

If you want to practice solving these puzzles some more, use the lesson called Complex Number Puzzles with Words: Lesson for Kids. This lesson helps you:

  • Practice adding and multiplying with words
  • Learn how to solve number puzzles that involve comparing the ages of things
  • Write different equations
  • Handle assumptions and unknowns