Toggle navigation
Pre-K
Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Middle School
High School
Phonics
Fun Games
Math
Math Games
Math Worksheets
Algebra
Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
Literature
Languages
Themes
Quizzes
Timelines
Login
Home
>
Quizzes
>
Algebra Quizzes
> Linear Equations : Solving Equations With Variables on Both Sides Quiz
Linear Equations : Solving Equations With Variables on Both Sides Quiz
Quiz
*Theme/Title:
Solving Equations With Variables on Both Sides
* Description/Instructions
Equations can have variables on both sides. Standard techniques for solving apply, but one more step must be added in order to solve the equation correctly. The variable must be isolated on one side of the equation.
Example: 4x - 1 = 2x + 7
4x - 2x - 1 = 2x - 2x + 7 Subtract 2x from both sides
2x - 1 = 7
2x - 1 + 1 = 7 + 1 Add 1 to both sides
2x = 8
2x/2 = 8/2 Divide both sides by 2
x = 4
Try to isolate the variable in such a way that it's always positive.
For each of the following questions, solve for "x." You will need scratch paper, a pencil and a calculator. Select the best answer from the choices.
Group:
Algebra
Algebra Quizzes
Topic:
Linear Equations
Share
Related Links
All Quizzes
To link to this page, copy the following code to your site:
<a href="http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/algebra/solving_equations_with_variables_on_both_sides/quiz5076.html">Solving Equations With Variables on Both Sides</a>