Solve for Unknowns in Scientific Equations


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If the mass of an object is 500g and its volume is 180cm^3, using the equation D = M/V, solve for the unknown density.

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1. Knowing that the three angles of a triangle equal 180°, solve for the unknown angle if the other two are 65° and 45°.

2. If speed = distance/time, solve for the unknown time if speed = 150 m/h and distance = 200 miles.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet's purpose is to test your ability to solve for things like unknown density, angles, and area. Most of these questions will come in the form of practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more particular, you will showcase your knowledge by solving for:

  • Area
  • Density
  • Angles
  • Time

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve unknown variable practice problems
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of algebra to find missing values
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different mathematical formulas

Additional Learning

See what else you can learn about solving equations in science by putting our lesson, Solve for Unknowns in Scientific Equations, to use. Watching this video lesson will advance your knowledge of:

  • Determining missing values
  • Utilizing basic algebra
  • Examples of how/when these equations are applied