Equations Level 1

Practise solving simple linear equations with this multi-level online exercise.

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This is level 1: simple equations where the solution can be found by performing one operation on both sides of the equation. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 9 correct and you do this activity online.

 $$3h = 9$$ $$h=$$ $$4b = 20$$ $$b=$$ $$6d = 48$$ $$d=$$ $$f+4 = 8$$ $$f=$$ $$z+12 = 17$$ $$z=$$ $$n+17 = 24$$ $$n=$$ $$j-4 = 10$$ $$j=$$ $$r-5 = 15$$ $$r=$$ $$y-5 = 31$$ $$y=$$ $$x\div7 = 5$$ $$x=$$ $$r\div3 = 7$$ $$r=$$ $$a\div6 = 9$$ $$a=$$
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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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Thursday, May 25, 2017

"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."

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Friday, May 26, 2017

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Monday, January 15, 2024

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Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Simple equations where the solution can be found by performing one operation on both sides of the equation.

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

Solve to find Fractions - A four-level set of exercises in which all of the equations have solutions that are fractions.

Example: $$5x+2=2x+4$$

Equations with Fractions - A five-level set of exercises taking your equation solving skills one step further.

Example: $$\frac{6x-4}{2}=13$$

Old Equations - Solve these linear equations that appeared in a book called A Graduated Series of Exercises in Elementary Algebra by Rev George Farncomb Wright published in 1857.

Nevertheless - A two-player, equation-making game based on Level 2 type equations.

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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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