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Writing Equations from Word Problems

Quiz by Mendy Baker

Grade 5
Mathematics
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 5
Mathematics
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
5.4.A: Algebraic Reasoning
5.4.F: Algebraic Reasoning

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  • Q1
    Tammie has $34 before babysitting on Friday. After she babysits, she has a total of $153. Which equation could be used to show x, the amount of money Tammie got paid for babysitting?
    34 – x = 153
    153 + x = 34
    34 + x = 153
    X – 34 = 153
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q2
    Joshua put his baseball card collection into 3 binders. He put the same number of cards into each binder. If Joshua has a total of 236 baseball cards, which equation could show c, the amount of cards in each binder?
    c - 3 = 126
    c x 3 = 236
    3 - c = 126
    c + 3 = 126
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q3
    Each of the 21 students in Mrs. Farmer’s class brought 12 pencils to school. Mrs. Farmer collected all the pencils and distributed them evenly between 6 table groups. Which equation can be used to find p, the amount of pencils at each table group?
    p = (21 x 12) ÷ 6
    p = (21 x 12) - 6
    p = (21 x 12) x 6
    p = 6 + (21 x 12)
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q4
    There are 165 students in PE class. 15 of the students are sitting out due to illness and injury. Coach Miller divided the remaining students into 12 teams for a game. Which equation can be used to find s, the amount of students in each group at PE?
    s = 165 + 15 ÷ 12
    s = (165-15) ÷ 12
    s = (165 x 15) ÷ 12
    s = (15 x 12) + 165
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q5
    After eating 57 jellybeans, Jasmine had 341 left in her jar. Which equation could be used to find h, the amount of jellybeans Jasmine had in her jar before eating 57 jellybeans?
    341 + 57 = h
    h – 57 = 341
    341 – 57 = h
    341 – h = 157
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q6
    Ana has 6 boxes of chocolate with 24 bars in each box. Ana sells 14 of her chocolate bars after school. Which of the following equations could be used to show k, the number of remaining chocolate bars Ana has?
    6 x 24 x 14 = k
    (6 + 24) – 14 = k
    (6 x 24) – 14 = k
    (6 x 24) + 14 = k
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q7
    Jarod has 98 Pokémon cards. Jarod will give 23 of his cards to Hector and place the rest into binder. Each page of the binder will hold 15 cards. Which equation can be used to find p, the amount of pages Jarod used to organize his Pokémon cards?
    p = 98 – 23 + 15
    p = 15 x (98 – 23)
    p = (98 – 23) ÷ 15
    p =15 + 98 + 23
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q8
    After watching 12 minutes of a movie, Bryan still had 68 minutes left to watch. Which equation could be used to show m, the length of the whole movie?
    68 – m = 12
    m – 12 = 68
    12 – m = 68
    68 – 12 = m
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q9
    Hunter sold 54 hamburgers for $3 each and 25 hot dogs for $2 each. Which equation could be used to find t, the total amount of money Hunter made selling hamburgers and hotdogs?
    t = (54 x 25) + ( 3 x 2)
    t = 54 + 25 + 3 + 2
    t = (54 x 3) + (25 x2)
    t = (54 + 3) + (25 + 2)
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    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q10
    Jasmine received a gift of $100 for her birthday. She purchased 5 t-shirts that each cost $17. Which equation can be used to find x, the amount of money Jasmine has left?
    x = $100 + (5 x $17)
    x = $100 – (5 x $17)
    x = $100 x (5 x $17)
    x = $100 – 5 - $17
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q11
    Patrick needs to earn $150 for a new bike. Patrick works for $5 an hour mowing lawns. Patrick worked for 20 hours last week. Which equation can be used to find m, the amount of money Patrick still has left to earn?
    m = $150 + ($5 x 20)
    m = $150 x ($5 x 20)
    m = $150 - ($5 x 20)
    m = $150 ÷ ($5 x 20)
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q12
    Mr. Betts has 5 packages of holiday lights. Each package contains a string of lights that measures 30 feet. He needs a total of 500 feet of lights. Which equation could Mr. Betts use to find y, the number of additional feet of lights needed?
    y = 500 + (5 x 30)
    y = 500 x (5 + 30)
    y= (5 x 30) - 500
    y= 500 – (5 x 30)
    300s
    5.4.B: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q13
    Which of the following numbers is a prime number?
    15
    21
    2
    9
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    5.4.A: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q14
    Which of the following numbers is a composite number?
    11
    7
    5
    9
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    5.4.A: Algebraic Reasoning
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  • Q15
    What would be the first step in solving the following expressions: 9 x 4 - [6 x 5 (2 - 1)] + 9
    6 x 5
    1 + 9
    9 x 4
    2 - 1
    300s
    5.4.F: Algebraic Reasoning
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