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Linear Equations (Word Problems)

This Math quiz is called 'Linear Equations (Word Problems)' and it has been written by teachers to help you if you are studying the subject at middle school. Playing educational quizzes is a fabulous way to learn if you are in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade - aged 11 to 14.

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There are lots of situations in real life that can be modeled as a math problem. For instance, math can be used to help you decide whether pay-as-you-go or a monthly phone contract is better value. This middle school Math quiz will help you form a linear equation from a description, which can then be used to solve problems. You can also test your equation solving skills in Linear Equations (Numerical).

Taking a real world situation and modeling it as a math problem is behind so much of our day-to-day life. How does a bus company decide what fares to set? How do energy companies work out the charges for gas and electricity? What should the cost of a school trip be, to make sure transport and activities are all paid for, but it is still affordable to all students? Mathematical models underpin almost all aspects of a modern society, and the ability to understand the math behind a situation is key to this.

Whilst a lot of these models will be very complex, and well beyond the scope of middle school or even high school, there are still many situations that are straightforward and form a linear relationship. This quiz will help you identify each of the variables, and understand how they are related. If you are planning a career in business you should be confident and capable at this type of quiz – who knows, you could be the next Apprentice!

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Author:  Sally Thompson