Interpreting Equations in Word Problems


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Which of the following words indicate that addition should be used to solve the problem?

a. sum

b. increased by

c. product

d. twice

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1. What is the first step in solving a word problem?


Which of the following is an accurate equation for the following phrase:

My profit was $10.00 more than Joe's profit.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your ability to interpret and solve word problems. You'll revisit what you know about the process of solving word problems and how to properly set them up in equation form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to offer a chance to review what you know about:

  • Using addition to solve problems
  • The steps in solving a word problem
  • Creating accurate equations from word problems
  • Solving these equations for the answer

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check your understanding of mathematic operations and how they are stated in word problems
  • Knowledge application - ensure you know enough about word problems to answer questions about the steps in solving them
  • Problem solving - see if you can set up and solve word problems correctly

Additional Learning

Get a better understanding of these problems and how to solve them with the provided lesson, Interpreting Equations in Word Problems. You'll review:

  • The ordered steps to solving a word problem
  • Identifying the correct operation from the words in the problem
  • Solving for the variable
  • An example problem