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Equations - Level 1

A self marking online exercise requiring you to find the value that the letter represents in each of 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 correct.

6t = 30

Working:

t = Correct Wrong
5m = 20

Working:

m = Correct Wrong
10j = 10

Working:

j = Correct Wrong
7c = 35

Working:

c = Correct Wrong
4x = 4

Working:

x = Correct Wrong
4d = 16

Working:

d = Correct Wrong
9x = 9

Working:

x = Correct Wrong
6f = 30

Working:

f = Correct Wrong
2b = 12

Working:

b = Correct Wrong
5d = 35

Working:

d = Correct Wrong

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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.

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Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Simple equations where the solution can be found by dividing both sides of the equation by an integer.

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

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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