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Algebra - Equations with Letters on Both Sides

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As is the case in Algebra, very often an equation will have letters on both sides of the equals sign. Remember the rule 'change sides, change signs' and you won't go very far wrong.

This Math quiz will give you plenty of practice.

1.
Look at the equation 4(a - 4) = 3a - 9. Now decide which of the following is not correct.
4a - 16 = 3a - 9
a = -9 + 16
a = 7
a = 25
2.
x + 7 = 10 + 12 is the same as which of the following?
x = 10 + 12 - 7
x = 10 + 12 + 7
x = 17 + 19
x = 70 + 84
When the 7 crosses over to the other side it becomes - 7
3.
What is the value of f in the following equation: 7(f - 5) = 4(f - 3.5)?
7
9
11
13
4.
What is the value of c in the following equation: 4c = 2c + 75?
8
37.5
75
150
2c = 75
5.
Look at this equation: 10 + 18 = 7x. Now decide which of the following is not correct.
7x = 10 + 18
7x = 10 - 18
7x = 28
x = 4
First get the letter x onto the left hand side and then, in stages, break down its value
6.
Look at this equation: 10x + 18x = 7x + 189. Now decide which of the following is not correct.
10x + 18x + 7x = 189
10x + 18x - 7x = 189
21x = 189
x = 9
7.
What is the value of d in the following equation: 13d + 8 = 7d + 3d + 35?
7
9
11
13
'Write it down and work it out'. There is no alternative to a step by step approach!
8.
2x + 3y = 3y + 7 is the same as which of the following?
2x = 6y + 7
2x = 7
y = 2x - 7
y = 2x + 7
When + 3y crosses over to the other side it becomes - 3y and cancels out the 3y that was already on that side
9.
What is the value of e in the following equation: 2(e + 5) = 44?
0.7
7
17
27
10.
4(a + 7) = 40 is the same as which of the following?
4 - a - 7 = 40
4 - a + 7 = 40
4 + a + 7 = 40
4a + 28 = 40
Multiply the 4 (outside of the brackets) with both the a and the 7 (inside the brackets)
Author:  Frank Evans

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