# Writing And Solving Equations Question Preview (ID: 41530)

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**Walter and Eve found some seashells on the beach. Walter found 15 shells. Altogether, they found 31 shells. Which equation, when solved, will show how many shells Eve found?**

a) a) s + 31 = 15

b) b) 15 − s = 31

c) c) 15 + s = 31

d) d) 31 + s = 15

**Daniel put some staples into an empty stapler. After Daniel used 28 staples to make paper chains, there were 16 staples left in the stapler. Which equation, when solved, will tell how many staples Daniel put into the stapler?**

a) a) 16 − s = 28

b) b) s − 28 = 16

c) c) s ÷ 28 = 16

d) d) 28 + s = 16

**Josie picked some apples and divided them evenly among 4 of her friends. Each friend received 10 apples. Which equation, when solved will tell how many apples Josie picked?**

a) a) 4 ÷ a = 10

b) b) 40 ÷ a = 10

c) c) a ÷ 4 = 10

d) d) a × 10 = 4 or 10a = 4

**Nadia had 6 red leaves. Then she found some more red leaves in the park. Now Nadia has 20 red leaves. Which equation, when solved, will show how many red leaves Nadia found in the park?**

a) a) 6 + r = 20

b) b) 20 ÷ 6 = r

c) c) 20 + 6 = r

d) d) 6 × r = 20 or 6r = 20

**Seth bought some boxes of donuts. There were 3 donuts in each box, and Seth bought 39 donuts in all. Which equation, when solved, will tell how many boxes of donuts Seth bought?**

a) a) b − 3 = 39

b) b) b × 3 = 13 or 3b = 13

c) c) b × 3 = 39 or 3b = 39

d) d) 3 × 39 = b or 3(39) = b

**When Shayla divided her marble collection into 2 jars, there were 31 marbles in each jar. Which equation when solved will tell how many marbles are in Shayla’s marble collection?**

a) a) m ÷ 2 = 31

b) b) 31 ÷ m = 2

c) c) 2 − 31 = m

d) d) 31 ÷ 2 = m

**During the canned food drive, each student collected 3 cans of food. The students collected 60 cans in all. Which equation, when solved, will tell how many students participated in the canned food drive?**

a) a) 3 − 60 = s

b) b) s + 3 = 60

c) c) 3s = 60

d) d) 60s = 3

**Dennis picked plums off a tree in the yard. He gave 29 plums to a neighbor and had 56 left. Which equation, when solved, will tell how many plums Dennis picked?**

a) a) 29 + p = 56

b) b) p + 29 = 56

c) c) p − 29 = 56

d) d) p + 56 = 29

**A group of tourists divided themselves among 8 boats for a river tour. There were 9 tourists on each boat. Which equation, when solved, will tell how many tourists were in the group?**

a) a) 8 ÷ t = 9

b) b) t - 8 = 9

c) c) t × 9 = 8 or 9t = 8

d) d) t ÷ 8 = 9

**Savannah had 43 stickers. Then she bought some more stickers at the store. Now Savanna has 503 stickers in all. Which equation, when solved, will show how many stickers Savannah bought at the store?**

a) a) 43 − s = 503

b) b) 503 + s = 43

c) c) 43 + s = 503

d) d) 43 + s = 460

**Sam put her baseball card collection into a binder. She split the cards evenly among 74 pages and there were 9 cards on each page. Which equation, when solved will tell how many baseball cards Sam has?**

a) a) 9 ÷ 74 = c

b) b) c × 74 = 9

c) c) c ÷ 74 = 9

d) d) c − 74 = 9

**Irene bought some cans of paint. She used 49 of them to paint the house and 39 left. Which equation, when solved will tell how many cans of paint Irene bought?**

a) a) c + 49 = 39

b) b) 49 + c = 88

c) c) c − 39 = 49

d) d) c − 49 = 39

**For a recycling project, 9 students each collected the same number of plastic bottles. They collected 216 bottles in all. Which equation, when solved, will tell how many bottles each student collected?**

a) a) b × 216 = 9 or 216b = 9

b) b) 9 − b = 216

c) c) 9 × b = 216 or 9b = 216

d) d) 216 × b = 9 or 216b = 9

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