Solving Equations With Negative Coefficients


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In order to solve an equation, we must get the _____ by itself.

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1. A negative coefficient is a number _____ being multiplied by a variable.

2. What is the inverse operation of division?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Negative coefficients can make solving equations a bit more complicated, but not by much. This assessment was assembled to test your understanding of and skills at solving such equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the questions of this assessment to test your understanding of:

  • How to find the value of a variable
  • Negative coefficients
  • The inverse operation of division

Skills Practiced

Skills you will need to exercise in order to complete this assessment include:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as negative coefficient
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of inverse operations to recognize the inverse to division
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems with negative coefficients

Additional Learning

For a review of the material covered in the assessment, complete the lesson Solving Equations With Negative Coefficients. This short lesson will also help you study:

  • The parts of an equation
  • How to use inverse operations
  • Examples of solving equations