# Word Problems : Problem Solving with Multiple Numbers Quiz

Quiz
*Theme/Title: Problem Solving with Multiple Numbers
* Description/Instructions
When problem solving in algebra, it is important to follow five simple steps.

1. Identify the unknown.
2. Determine what's given in the problem.
3. Decide which given number can be represented by a variable and represent the other numbers in terms of this variable.
4. Write the equation.
5. Solve for the unknown.

Example: A 48 inch ribbon is cut into two pieces. The first piece is 4 less than 3 times the second piece. Find the length of each piece of ribbon.

Let "x" equal the length of the second piece. That makes the first piece 3x - 4.

x + (3x -4) = 48
4x - 4 = 48
4x - 4 + 4 = 48 + 4
4x = 52
x = 13

So the second piece is 13 inches. That makes the first piece 3(13) - 4 = 35 inches. 13 + 35 = 48

For the following quiz, you will need a sheet of paper, a pencil and a calculator. Make sure you read each problem carefully and select the best answer from the choices.

Group: Algebra Algebra Quizzes
Topic: Word Problems