# Equations Level 1

## A self marking online exercise requiring you to solve the given equations.

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This is level 1; Simple equations where the solution can be found by dividing both sides of the equation by an integer. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

 $$4f = 24$$ Working: $$f$$ = $$2r = 12$$ Working: $$r$$ = $$8f = 24$$ Working: $$f$$ = $$4d = 4$$ Working: $$d$$ = $$8m = 32$$ Working: $$m$$ = $$4c = 40$$ Working: $$c$$ = $$100 = 10i$$ Working: $$i$$ = $$6u = 30000$$ Working: $$u$$ = $$56 = 8q$$ Working: $$q$$ = $$14k = 49$$ Working: $$k$$ =
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This is Equations level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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## Teachers

If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

"I am commenting to show you a wrong answer. Me, my teacher and my friends around me have been trying to solve this equation. We believe that you have your answer wrong and you may need to check it. The question is:
2(4y-3)=5(y+6)
If you worked out the answer you would know that y=12. Unfortunately, when I submitted that answer, it was wrong. I hope you take this into consideration and I hope I will not find any more problems that I believe are wrong.
Henry J. Spencer."

Henry J. Spencer, The Gryphon School, Sherborne
Thursday, May 25, 2017

"Thanks Henry for pointing out the error with Level 5 question 2. It has now been corrected. The questions that you see are drawn from a database containing a number of different versions of the question type. One of the versions is chosen each time the page is loaded. I hope you will not find any other errors but please let me know if you do. I am very grateful for the time you took to flag up the mistake. Thank you again."

Transum,
Friday, May 26, 2017

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## Description of Levels

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Example: 8n = 64

### Level 2 - Simple equations where the solution can be found in two steps.

Example: 9e + 6 = 78

### Level 3 - Equations where a multiple of the unknown and a constant are on both sides.

Example: 4y - 7 = 3y - 4

### Level 4 - Equations including brackets.

Example: 2(4r + 7) - 9 = 21

### Level 5 - More complex equations requiring multiple steps to find the solution.

Example: 6(10h + 3) + 4 = 7h + 287

There is also a two player equation-making game you could try called Nevertheless. It is based on Level 2 type equations.
Nevertheless

## Example

Here is an example showing a good way to solve an equation of this type (Level 1) by thinking of the two sides of the equation as two sides of a balance. The equation will remain balanced only if you do the same thing (multiply, divide add or subtract) to both sides.

3x = 12
Divide both sides by 3
x = 4

By doing the same thing to both sides of the equation you can find what one x is equal to.

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