Solving Algebraic Equations: Definition & Examples


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In the equation 5x - 7 = 8, which number is the variable?

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1. In the equation 5x - 7 = 8, which number is the coefficient?

2. Solve for y in the equation 6y - 7 = 5.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on solving algebraic equations, an essential technique involved in many mathematical concepts. Quiz questions test your understanding of variables and coefficients, as well as your ability to solve algebraic equation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice problems of this quiz and worksheet focus on the following goals:

  • Use your knowledge of algebraic equations to solve for variables
  • Identify variables
  • Understand the rules for manipulating equations
  • Recognize coefficients in an algebraic equation

Skills Practiced

In this quiz and worksheet you can practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as variable and coefficient
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve single variable equations in practice problems
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related algebra lesson

Additional Learning

You can learn more about solving algebraic equations in the accompanying lesson, Solving Algebraic Equations: Definition & Examples. Objectives of this lesson include:

  • Learn what an algebraic equation is
  • Understand vocabulary terms including variable, coefficient and constant term
  • Explore solving single variable equations
  • View examples of algebraic equations