# Writing & Solving Addition Word Problems with One Variable

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### A bowl contains a total of 23 green and blue marbles. If 11 of them are green, how many of them are blue?

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### 2. Larry's rabbit just gave birth to a litter of 8 baby bunnies. If 3 of the baby bunnies are girls, how many of them are boys?

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Turning words into algebra can be a challenge. See where you stand with this skill by answering practice problems and a question about inverse operations.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this quiz to review:

• Various word problem formats
• Correctly assigning a variable to an algebraic equation
• Solving addition problems for a variable
• Inverse operations in arithmetic

## Skills Practiced

• Problem solving - apply your knowledge of one-variable word problems to write and solve algebraic equations
• Information recall - remember which operation to use to solve an addition problem
• Knowledge application - use basic algebraic rules to find the value of a variable

To review this type of addition word problem in further detail, check out the lesson called Writing & Solving Addition Word Problems with One Variable. This lesson covers the following topics:

• Defining the term word problem
• Using algebraic equations to solve word problems
• Comprehending word problems