Word Problem Keywords

Solve for "x"

Subtracting Integers

Equivalent Fractions

The 1990s

100

In a word problem, this word usually means you will solve it by adding.

What is "sum"

100

It is what you call "x" in a math equation

What is a variable?

100

The answer to 17 -9

What is 8?

100

It is the reduced form of 5/10

What is 1/2?

100

This basketball dynasty won an amazing 6 championships in the 90s and had the greatest player of all time on their roster.

Who are the Chicago Bulls?

200

When you have a word problem, it is sometimes helpful for you to draw one of these.

What is a diagram?

200

It's the answer to " 3x = 12"

What is 4?

200

The answer to -14 - 2

What is -16

200

It is the reduced form of 6/9

What is 2/3?

200

This band from the 90s made grunge music popular. They were a garage band from Seattle and wrote songs including "Heart Shaped Box", "In Bloom" and "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

Who were Nirvana

300

This math operation is the way to solve a word problem which is asking you to find the "difference".

What is subtraction

300

It is the answer to "5 + x = 35"

What is 30?

300

The answer to -5 - (-8)

What is -13

300

It is the reduced form of 15/20

What is 3/4

300

This animated television show was extremely popular in the 90s and is still on television today, Whoo-hoo!

What is "The Simpsons"?

400

The math operation needed to solve a word problem asking you to find the "product".

What is multiplication?

400

It is the value for x for the equation "x - 10 = -15"

What is "-5"?

400

The answer to -10 - 4 - (-6)

What is -8?

400

It is the reduced form of 10/25

What is 2/5?

400

This famous world leader became the first Black president of South Africa in 1994, after spending 27 years in jail.

Who was Nelson Mandela?

500

It is the answer to a dividing problem.

What is the "quotient"?

500

It is the value for "X" in the equation "2x + 8 = x -10"

What is "-18"

500

The answer to -4 - 4 -(-4) - (-8)

What is +4?

500

It is the reduced form of 42/56

What is 3/4?

500

This Canadian Prime Minister from 1993-2003 was famous for getting a pie thrown in his face as well as for choking somebody at a fundraiser

Who was Jean Cretien?