Name Represent and Solve Multi-Step Problems Home Room Date

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Name ______________________________
Represent and Solve Multi-Step Problems
Home Room __________________________
Use reasoning and key words to write and
solve an equation for each problem, using a
variable for the unknown.
Date _______________________________
1. Last week, Mary picked 4 baskets of 8 tomatoes from her garden. This week, she picked 3
baskets of 13 tomatoes. How many more tomatoes, t, does Mary pick this week than last week?
A. (4 + 8)  (3 + 13) = t
Solve and check your equation here:
B. (4  8) + (3  13) = t
C. (3  13) + (4  8) = t
D. (3  13) - (4  8) = t
2. The 5 members of the Wyler family paid $112 for admission to a water park. What was the
price of, p, of each ticket?
Solve and check your equation here:
A. p = 5 + 112
B. p = 5 - 112
C. p = 5  112
D. p = 5 ÷ 112
3. Tom and his sister earned money by doing yard work. He collected all the money after their
jobs. Tom gave his sister $54 and he kept $54. There was $42 left, which they gave to their
family. How much money, m, did Tom collect for all their yard work?
A. m = 54  2 + 42
B. m = 54 + 54 + 42
C. m = 54 - 54 + 42
D. m = 54 + 54 - 42
Solve and check your equation here:
4. The math club is selling pencil cases to raise money for a field trip. The field trip costs $508,
of which they already have $76. If pencil cases, p, are $2 each, how many do they need to sell
to raise enough money?
A. (508 - 76) ÷ 2 = m
Solve and check your equation here:
B. (508 + 76) ÷ 2 = m
C. (508 - 76)  2 = m
D. (508 + 76)  2 = m
5. Katie’s horse eats 3 bales of hay each week. Find the number of weeks, w, that 36 bales of hay
will feed her horse.
Write an equation for this problem:
w = ______________________________________________
6. Darlene saved $300 that she earned by working in the school cafeteria. She spent $175 to
buy textbooks and then paid $45 of her cell phone bill. How much money, m, does Darlene have
left?
Write an equation for this problem:
m = ______________________________________________
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