Comparison Method for Solving Math Problems


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Given the equation 6x = 12 - 18y, expressing x as the subject gives _____.

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1. If x = 2 + 4y and x = 9 - 3y, then _____.

2. Using the comparison method with two unknowns x and y, the first variable isolated is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you test your readiness when it comes to using the comparison method in math. You'll encounter questions posing relevant example problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will prompt you to solve problems involving:

  • Expressing x as the subject
  • Equations with the same subject
  • Using the comparison method to find the first variable isolated
  • Equating right-hand sides
  • Utilizing the comparison method within a system of independent equations

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve problems with the comparison method
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure you can differentiate between what to do to solve different forms of mathematic operations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to solve a problem involving equations with the same subject

Additional Learning

To get more practice with the comparison method, you can check out the corresponding lesson called Comparison Method for Solving Math Problems. This lesson incorporates the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with isolated subject equations
  • Review the steps of using the comparison method
  • Explore other applications of the comparison method