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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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1. 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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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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

Additional Learning

Use this lesson called Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Subtraction Expressions to learn more about this area of study. Once you've completed the lesson, you will have covered the following study points:

  • Explain word problems
  • Know how to write an algebraic expression
  • Analyze and solve example problems
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