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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1. For an addition problem, what is the inverse operation needed to solve the problem?

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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

Additional Learning

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
  • Writing equations using addition
  • Isolating the variable in an algebra problem
  • Applying an inverse operation to solve an addition problem