Writing Sentences as Equations Worksheet

                    Lesson 1


                                                            Problem:                   Write the sentence as an equation.


    A number decreased by ten is thirty


                                                            Solution                    Let x represent the number.

Step 1: 


                                                            Solution                    X is decreased by ten is represented by x - 10

Step 2:                        


Solution                    The equation x-10 is equal to 30 is represented by x - 10 = 30

Step 3:     


Solution                    The answer is:  x - 10 = 30




                                                             Try two practice problems:  


                                                                                               Write each sentence as an equation.

A.  Twice a number is forty





B.Seven less than a number is fifty two


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