# Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Subtraction Expressions

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### Which of the following is the correct algebraic expression for this problem? Sarah's dog just had 8 puppies! Sarah has been finding homes for them. Yesterday, she found homes for 3 of the puppies. Today, 2 more puppies found homes. How many puppies still need homes?

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### 2. What are the important numbers in this problem? David is giving out sample CDs of his new album. After passing out 67 CDs yesterday, he is left with 33 CDs. How many CDs did he start out with?

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Use this worksheet and quiz to enlighten your understanding of algebraic subtraction expressions and word problems. You'll be tested on areas like determining the correct algebraic expression for a given problem and interpreting alternate scenarios.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to:

• Identify the important numbers in a given problem
• Determine an algebraic expression for an example
• Calculate the number of leftover CDs in a scenario

## Skills Practiced

Use the following study skills:

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on algebraic subtraction expressions and world problems
• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve algebraic expressions practice problems
• Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the important numbers in a given problem and interpret it correctly