Forming and solving equations from descriptions

In this lesson we will form linear equations from worded descriptions, and then solve them.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Which equation can be formed from the diagram?

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Q2.Work out the value of c.

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Q3.Which equation can be formed from the diagram?

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Q4.What is the size of the largest angle?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Which equation can be formed from the diagram?

1/4

Q2.Work out the value of c.

2/4

Q3.Which equation can be formed from the diagram?

3/4

Q4.What is the size of the largest angle?

4/4

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Worksheet

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Forming and solving equations from descriptions

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.I think of a number. I times it by 5 and subtract 3. The answer is 17. Form an equation to show this.

1/5

Q2.What number was I thinking of in Question 1?

2/5

Q3.Zaki thinks of a number. He multiplies the number by 5. He then adds 3. His answer is 38. What number did Zaki think of?

3/5

Q4.Yasmin thinks of a number. She multiplies it by 2. She then subtracts 15. She then divides the result by 4. Her answer is 2.5. What number did Yasmin think of?

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Q5.2 bottles and 2 corks cost £4.20. A bottle is £0.80 more expensive than a cork. How much does a bottle cost?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Forming and solving equations from descriptions

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.I think of a number. I times it by 5 and subtract 3. The answer is 17. Form an equation to show this.

1/5

Q2.What number was I thinking of in Question 1?

2/5

Q3.Zaki thinks of a number. He multiplies the number by 5. He then adds 3. His answer is 38. What number did Zaki think of?

3/5

Q4.Yasmin thinks of a number. She multiplies it by 2. She then subtracts 15. She then divides the result by 4. Her answer is 2.5. What number did Yasmin think of?

4/5

Q5.2 bottles and 2 corks cost £4.20. A bottle is £0.80 more expensive than a cork. How much does a bottle cost?

5/5

Lesson summary: Forming and solving equations from descriptions

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