# Problem solving using Linear Equations

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### A store is offering 15% off the price of sunglasses if you buy two pairs. If the total cost of two pairs, including the discount, is \$30.60, then what is the original price of one pair?

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### 2. Scott paddles a canoe upstream in 4 hours, then returns downstream in 1 hour. If the river flows at 3 miles per hour, then what would Scott's paddling speed be in calm water?

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Some word and real-world problems can be translated into linear equations and solved more easily that way. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of how to translate problems into linear equations and how to solve these equations.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

• Finding the price of sunglasses including a discount
• Calculating paddling speed in a canoe upstream and downstream
• Solving practice problems involving percentages

## Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn the most important information on how to solve word problems with linear equations from the related lesson
• Making connections - use your knowledge of linear equations to better understand how to translate word problems into this type of expression
• Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve linear equation practice problems
• Information recall - access the knowledge that you've gained about percentages