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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