Algebra Quiz: Writing Basic Expressions Word Problems!

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Algebra Quiz: Writing Basic Expressions Word Problems!

Do you know that writing basic expressions word problems will help you improve your mathematical skills? Are you unsure how to decipher expressions and equations? In mathematics, an expression is a combination of symbols that are well-formed according to the rules that rely on the context. Take this quiz to become more familiar with mathematical terms and more! Go for it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Joan's cellphone company charges her $30 a month and $0.10 for each text she sends.  Write an expression to show Joan's cell phone bill.
    • A. 

      $30 = $0.10t

    • B. 

      $0.10 - $30 - t

    • C. 

      $30 + $.10 + t

    • D. 

      $30 + $0.10t

  • 2. 
    Three times Cassie's age increased by nine is twelve.
    • A. 

      3x+12 - 9

    • B. 

      3x + 9=12

    • C. 

      3x + 12 = 9

    • D. 

      3x + 5

  • 3. 
    John sells watermelons (w) for $4 and tangerines (t) for $1.  Use the expression 4w + t, find the price for a customer purchasing five tangerines and two watermelons.
    • A. 

      $13

    • B. 

      $12

    • C. 

      $11

    • D. 

      $10

  • 4. 
    Four times the sum of nine and a number
    • A. 

      4(9 + n)

    • B. 

      4 x 9 + n

    • C. 

      4 + n + 9

    • D. 

      4n + 9

  • 5. 
    The Smith family went to the movies.  Adult tickets are $10, kids are $7, and senior citizens are $5.  If the Smith family took two adults, 1 senior citizen and three kids, use an expression to show their amount spent.
    • A. 

      $10(4) + $5(1) + $7

    • B. 

      $10(2) + $7(3) + $5

    • C. 

      $10(2) x $7(3) x $5

    • D. 

      $10(2) + $7(3)