Writing equations worksheet


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Writing equations worksheet

Name: _________________                   
Date: __________________


Translate the sentences below into equations

1.  Five more than a number is three.               

     __________________________


2. Six less than a number is negative two.    

   ___________________________  


3.
The sum of a number and four is ten less than twelve.    

   __________________________


4. Twice a number is twenty.

    __________________________


5. A number divided by three is three.

   _________________________


6. The product of a number and ten is equal to ninety.    

  _________________________


7. A number subtracted from three is the same as twice the number.

  __________________________ 

8. Half a number gives fifty.

  __________________________

9. Two more than twice a number is six.

  __________________________


10. Four less than four times a number equals fourteen.

  __________________________ 


11. The quotient of a number and 6 is 36.

  __________________________


12. Three-fourths a number minus one is equal to sixteen.

  ___________________________

 
13. N less than 8 is eighty-five.

  __________________________


14. Five multiplied by a number minus 6 is the same as the number plus twenty.

  ___________________________   


15. Six times the sum of a number and two is seven less than the number.

  ____________________________ 


16. Five times the difference of a number and three is thirty.

  ____________________________


17. The sum of three consecutive number yields 33.

  _____________________________


18. Two-thirds a number plus ten is one-third the number minus 4.

  _____________________________

19. When nine is subtracted from three times the opposite of a number and six, the answer is 30.

  ______________________________


20. Four less than twice the sum of a number and 10 is two more than difference of the number and eight.

  __________________________________

A couple of examples showing how to answer the questions on this writing equations worksheet.

Example #1:

20 subtracted from the product of a number and negative six is 10.

The product of a number and negative six can be written as x × -6 = -6x.

Then we need to subtract 20 from -6x. This can be written as -6x - 20.

Finally, we need to set -6x - 20 equal to 10.

The equation is -6x - 20 = 10

Example #2:

The sum of one-fourth a number and five is twelve.

One-fourth of a number can be written as (1/4)x or x/4.

Then, we need to add x/4 to five and this can be written as x/4 + 5

Finally, we need to set x/4 + 5 equal to 12.

The equation is x/4 + 5 = 12.

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