Vocabulary

Write a Sentence

Write the Equation

Solve the Equation

Word Problems

100

What does it mean to "cube" a number?

MULTIPLY it by itself 3 times

100

2x = 12

Two times a number equals 12

100

A number minus 7 is eighty-eight

x - 7 = 88

100

A number plus 9 equals 45

x = 36

100

Mr. Klein has some number of markers. Ms. Gingrich has 45 markers. Together they have 100 markers.

m + 45 = 100

Mr. Klein has 55 markers

200

If you "find the difference" between two numbers what do you do?

Subtract

200

x - 15 = 100

15 less than a number is 100

or

a number minus 15 is 100

200

The product of 12 and a number is 60

12x = 60

200

2 times a number minus five is 15

x = 10

200

You and three other friends split the cost of dinner equally. Each person ends up paying $12.00.

d/4 = 12

300

What do we do if it says "split in half"?

Divide by 2

300

20 = 5x + 2

20 equals 5 times a number plus 2

300

A number split in half is the same as 150

x/2 = 150

300

A number split in half plus 3 is ten

x = 14

300

You and a friend go on a road trip for 3 days. You spend x dollars a night for a hotel room. You also spent $8 a day on gas and $10 a day on food. You spent a total of $180. Write an equation.

3(x + 8 + 10) = 180

or simplified to 3x + 54 = 180

400

What does it mean to "find the product" of two numbers?

Multiply them

400

x/4 = 500

A number divided by 4 is 500

400

Ninety-nine equals the quotient of a number and 3

99 = x/3

400

The sum of 10 and a number minus 4 equals 30

r = 24

400

Timmy had a big bag of Reese's. He split them with his friend Billy. He then gave 10 to his girl friend. At the end of the day he had 8 Reese's left. Write an equation.

c / 2 - 10 = 8

500

What does it mean to "find the quotient" of two numbers?

Divide them

500

9 + 6 + x = 35

The sum of 9, 6, and a number equals 35

500

The sum of 4, 8, and a number is twenty-six

4 + 8 + x = 26

500

10 less than a number times 2 equals 6

x = 8

500

It costs $3.50 per game to bowl. You also pay a one time fee of $4.00 for shoes. Your total was $14.50. Write an equation.

3.5b + 4 = 14.50

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