The following are some examples and solutions for algebra word problems that you will commonly encounter in grade 8.

How to write algebra word problems into systems of linear equations and solve systems of linear equations using elimination and substitution methods?

Grade 8 Algebra Word Problems

How to solve algebra word problems using systems of linear equations?

How to write word problems into systems of linear equations and solve systems of linear equations using elimination and substitution methods?

1. A farm raises cows and chickens. The farmer has a total of 42 animals. One day he counts the legs of all of his animals and realizes he has a total of 114. How many cows does the farmer have? How many chickens?

2. The length of a rectangle is 4 times the width. The perimeter of the rectangle is 45 inches. What is the area of the rectangle?

3. The sum of the measures of angles x and y is 127". If the measure of angle x is 34° more than half the measure of angle y, what is the measure of each angle?

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