System of 3 Equations Word Problem Examples


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How many pieces of information must be available to solve a problem that has three unknowns?

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1. When solving 3 equation systems, elimination is the process of

2. You are at the store, and are trying to remember how much bread, meat, and cheese you were supposed to buy. The bread costs $1 per loaf, the meat costs $4 per pound, and the cheese costs $3 per pound. You know that you are to buy eight items, that the total cost will be $17, and that you are supposed to purchase three times as much cheese as meat. How many of each do you need to purchase?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz will see how much you know about systems of 3 equations word problems. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to understand the basics of systems of 3 equations and be able to apply these principles to various word problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is designed to see if you know:

  • How many pieces of information are needed to solve a problem with three unknowns
  • What elimination refers to in regards to solving 3 equation systems
  • How to solve 3 equation systems given different word problem scenarios

Skills Practiced

Here are some of the skills you will practice during this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related algebra lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about solving 3 equation systems given different real world scenarios
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice 3 equation systems word problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as elimination

Additional Learning

For more, review the lesson System of 3 Equations Word Problem Examples. Our professional instructors will help you understand this mathematics topic using an informative text lesson and an engaging video lesson. The lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • Defining variables when solving word problems that call for 3 equation systems
  • Breaking down a word problem involving 3 equation systems based on the information given
  • Examples of 3 equation systems word problems with a variety of scenarios