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Algebra Word Problems
These lessons cover 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?
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Solve Systems of Equations with Substitution
Solve Systems of Equations with Elimination
Solve Systems of Equation Word Problems
System of Equations using the Graphical Method
System of Equations Word Problems using the Graphical Method
System of Equations with No Solution
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Solve System of Equations by Substitution
Solve System of Equations by Addition
Solve System of Equations by Subtraction
Solve System of Equations by Addition or Subtraction
Solve by Multiplication and then Addition or Subtraction
Grade 8 Algebra Word Problems
How to solve algebra word problems using systems of linear equations?
Example:
Devon is going to make 3 shelves for her father. He has a piece of lumber 12 feet long.
She wants the top shelf to be half a foot shorter than the middle shelf, and the bottom
shelf to be half a foot shorter than twice the length of the top shelf. How long will
each shelf be if she uses the entire 12 feet of wood?
Grade 8 Algebra Word Problems - Line Segments
Example:
If JK = 7x + 9, JL = 114 and KL = 9x + 9. Find KL.
Grade 8 number word problems - common core
How to write word problems into systems of linear equations and solve systems of linear equations
using elimination and substitution methods?
Example 1:
The sum of two numbers is 361 and the difference between the two numbers is 173. What are the
two numbers?
Example 2:
There are 356 Grade 8 students at Euclid’s Middle School. Thirty-four more than four times the
number of girls is equal to half the number of boys. How many boys are in Grade 8 at Euclid’s
Middle School? How many girls?
Example 3:
A family member has some five-dollar bills and one-dollar bills in their wallet. Altogether
she has 18 bills and a total of $62. How many of each bill does she have?
Example 1:
A friend bought 2 boxes of pencils and 8 notebooks for school and it cost him $11. He went back
to the store the same day to buy school supplies for his younger brother. He spent $11.25 on 3
boxes of pencils and 5 notebooks. How much would notebooks cost?
Exercises:
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