How to Solve Multi-Step Algebra Equations in Word Problems

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Sarah is bringing 12 cupcakes to a party and Bob is bringing another 8 cupcakes to a party. There will be a total of 10 people at the party. How many cupcakes can each person have at the party?

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1. Crystal has $20 and Sally has $30. If they combine what they have, how many pairs of shoes can they buy if each pair is $25?

2. Jim has two jobs. He gets paid $10 an hour at one job and $8 an hour at the other job. If he works 5 hours at the job that pays $10 an hour and 3 hours at the other, how much money will he have to spend?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Multi-step algebra problems can be frustrating on their own, but when it's in the context of a word problem you have to pay even more attention. In this quiz, you'll be given a series of word problems that you must solve with multi-step algebra equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This multi-step algebra quiz tests your knowledge in the following ways:

  • Solve word problems requiring multi-step algebra
  • Recognize the most important part of a given word problem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information from the lesson on solving word problems with multi-step algebra equations
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider what the most important part of a given word problem is
  • Problem solving - calculate an algebra equation given in the context of a word problem

Additional Learning

The lesson, How to Solve Multi-Step Algebra Equations in Word Problems, covers the following objectives:

  • Review a sample word problem
  • Break down the problem
  • Write the equations necessary to the problem
  • Demonstrate how to solve the problem
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