How to Solve a System of Equations by Elimination


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What are you eliminating when using the elimination method to solve a system of equations?

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1. How many equations will be in your system of equations if you have the variables a, b, c, d, and e in your problem?


Solve for x.

x + y + z = 4

4x - y - z = 1

x + z = 2

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you know about elimination with a system of equations by utilizing this worksheet and quiz. Test questions on the subject include identifying what is eliminated when using the elimination method and the number of equations in a system of equations with a given amount of variables.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how well you know how to:

  • Solve for x, y, and z
  • Add and subtract variables
  • Use the elimination method

Skills Practiced

Practice the following:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about solving with variables in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve elimination with a system of equations practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what is being eliminated when using the elimination method and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the elimination method, make use of this lesson called How to Solve a System of Equations by Elimination. The lesson will cover the following study objectives:

  • Explain a system of equations
  • Define the elimination method
  • Assess how to eliminate parts of an equation
  • Solve given example problems