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Solving Addition Word Problems with Two or More Variables

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If a problem has four unknown values, how many equations should you write?

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1. Larry is buying tickets to the state fair for a group of people. The admission price for kids is $3 and $5 for adults. Larry has just purchased a total of 10 tickets. He paid a total of $44 for all the tickets. How many child tickets did Larry purchase?

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For this problem, how many variables are there?

Susan has a total of 9 pets. She has both rabbits and cats. She has twice as many rabbits as cats. How many cats does she have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This printable quiz and worksheet combo will test your aptitude with multi-variable word problems that use addition. You'll be asked to solve a series of practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics covered in this quiz include:

  • Identifying how many equations need to be written per problem
  • Determining the number of unknown variables that are present
  • Writing a multi-variable equation

Skills Practiced

Apply the following skills while completing this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - use the strategies you've learned to determine the number of variables within a word problem
  • Interpreting information - survey a word problem and identify the number of equations that need to be written to solve it
  • Problem solving - examine a word problem and answer a question based on the information given

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson entitled Solving Addition Word Problems with Two or More Variables to study the tactics needed to solve these math problems. This lesson will examine the following topics:

  • What word problems are
  • How to interpret word problems
  • Examples of solving word problems
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