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Simple Algebra Word Problems

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Grade 4 Algebra - 4.OA.A.3

How to Solve Algebra Word Problems - When you are working on word problems, a lot of concentration and focus is required, especially algebraic word problems. Many students find it difficult to deal with algebraic word problems. Algebra word problems are not much different from the common word problems. In fact, they are more or less the same. However, if you want to make it easier for you, follow a few tips and tricks will help you find the easiest way to approach algebra word problems. Read the problem thoroughly and mark algebraic expressions in the problem. Translate the problem into an equation containing variables. Find the values of the variables with the help of the equation. Break down the problem into smaller steps to find the solution. Identify some of the keywords. They can be a signal to finding which operation you are required to do. Follow the direction of the word problem. Solve the equations. In the end, the most important thing about solving algebra word problems is to interpret the answer in after you have solved it. The above steps are not much different from common word problems, except you need to identify the equations and solve for the variables. These worksheets and lesson help students practice how to approach and solve algebraic word problems.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Homework Sheets

I made sure that the variable appears on both sides of equation. I tried to set it so that one pass on these sheets and they are ready for anything.

  • Homework 1 - The Smith family has 8 members. 5 members have 12 water bottles each and 3 members have 9 water bottles each. How many water bottles are in the house?
  • Homework 2 - There are 20 plates in each of 10 shelving racks. Nadine takes away 4 plates from each of 5 shelves. How many plates are there now?
  • Homework 3 - Abigail reads 6 books each month but in July, she read only 4 books. How many books did she read from January through December?



Practice Worksheets

The problems in this section are long-winded and require students to pick them apart more than others.

  • Practice 1 - There are 20 houses on a street. 12 of those houses have 7 people living in each. The remaining houses have 6 people living in each. How many people live on the street?
  • Practice 2 - Sophia purchases 10 boxes of chocolates. Each box contains 8 chocolates. How many chocolates did she purchase?
  • Practice 3 - Jessica has 40 sandwiches. She gives 10 sandwiches to her friend. Her brother and sister eat 6 sandwiches. 3 sandwiches have gone bad. How many good sandwiches does Jessica have?



Math Skill Quizzes

All of the problems in this batch have two sentences. I also added a distracter in over half of the problems.

  • Quiz 1 - Jabir makes 4 pudding cakes in a day. How many pudding cakes does he make in a month?
  • Quiz 2 - Amber pays 80 dollars for a hot dog maker after a discount of 10 dollars. What is the original price of the hot dog maker?
  • Quiz 3 - Sarah sold 50 sandwiches in one week, but on the third week she sold only 30 sandwiches. How many sandwiches did she sell in one month (4 weeks)?