Algebra Word Problems Worksheets

How to Approach Algebra Word Problems - There are many questions in mathematics that scare us or seem really tough. But there is this one thing that students dread the most word problems. And what is scarier than word problems? Yes! Algebraic word problems! So how do you do a question that not only cares you but also keeps you stuck for a very long time till you give up? Well, here are a few strategies for you that can help you solve questions better and make them easier for you! Before even starting, make sure that you know this mantra by heart, "Divide and conquer!" Let us explain what it means. The best approach in solving any algebraic word problem is by dividing the question into smaller bits and pieces so that they become relatively easier for you to solve. The first step you need to take is to thoroughly read the problem. Ensure that you don't start solving the question before going through the whole problem since it might create bits of confusion. So, read and understand what the problem is about before you solve. Secondly, figure out what things are provided in the problem and what are not. In algebra, we represent things that not defined through variables. Translate the word problem, figure out the variables, and the rest of the given stuff. Thirdly, make sure that you are using the correct operation. It could be anything from the basic four and make sure that you know exactly what operation needs to be followed. Now, start solving!

  • Basic Lesson

    Demonstrates how to break an algebra word problem down into distinct parts. Practice problems are provided. Example: A man has $0.70 in dimes and nickels. He has 8 coins together. How many nickels does he have?

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  • Intermediate Lesson

    The word problems contain some distractor numbers to help students learn discriminant between numbers. Example: When smaller two even integers are added to 3 times the larger the result is 230. Find the smaller integers.

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  • Independent Practice 1

    Contains 20 Algebra Word problems. The answers can be found below. Example: Marvin's Taxi Service charges $0.30 for the first kilometer and $0.05 for each additional km. If the cab fare was $3.20, how far did the Taxi go?

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  • Independent Practice 2

    Another selection of solid problems for you. Example: The sum of ages of three people is 120. The ages of second is twice the first and age of third is thrice the first one age. Find their ages.

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  • Homework Worksheet

    12 Algebra Word problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained. Sample: Sherlock bought a car for $5600. He sold it to Rachel for 5/6 the price he paid for it. Rachel sold it to Arleen for 1/5 less than she paid. Arleen sold it to Rick for 3/4 what she paid. What did Rick pay for the car?

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  • Topic Quiz

    Example problem: In three more years, Miguel's grandfather will be six times as old as Miguel was last year. When Miguel's present age is added to his grandfather's present age, the total is 68. How old is each one now?

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  • Homework and Quiz Answer Key

    Answers for the homework and quiz.

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  • Lesson and Practice Answer Key

    Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

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What Is It?

Algebra - the branch of mathematics that uses symbols to represent numbers or variables in arithmetical operations. An algebraic equation is true for any numbers represented by the variables used in it.