In this worksheet, we will practice writing and solving multistep word-problem equations.
A mobile service provider charges $11.00 plus $4.00 per minute for long distance calls, whereas another provider charges $26.00 plus $1.50 per minute. Write an equation that represents the number of minutes for which the two providers would charge the same amount, and then solve it.
- A ,
- B ,
- C ,
- D ,
- E ,
One telephone service provider charges $1 plus an additional $0.50 per minute for international calls, whereas another provider charges $4 plus an additional $0.25 per minute. Write and solve an equation to find the call length for which the two telephone service providers would charge the same amount.
- A minutes
- B minutes
- C minutes
- D minutes
- E minutes
Dina is making brooches to sell at a craft fair. It takes her 5 minutes to make a star brooch and 7 minutes to make a bow brooch.
On Saturday, she spent hours making brooches. She made 3 fewer star brooches than bow brooches.
Write an equation that can be used to find , the number of star brooches that Dina made.
Sally has $18 in her piggy bank and Nada has $11. Each week, Sally adds 50 cents to her piggy bank, while Nada adds $1. How many weeks will it take for both girls to have the same amount of money in their respective piggy banks? What will that amount be?
- A29 weeks, $40
- B7 weeks, $18
- C14 weeks, $18
- D14 weeks, $25
- E7 weeks, $25
One way to cook beef is to roast it in the oven at for 15 minutes per pound plus an additional 30 minutes.
A joint of beef takes hours to roast at .
What is the weight of the joint?
Yasmine likes to do puzzles. It takes her a quarter of an hour longer to solve a hanjie than a sudoku.
Over one weekend, she spent hours solving puzzles. She solved 3 sudokus and 6 hanjies.
Write an equation that can be used to find , the amount of time it takes her to solve a hanjie puzzle.
Solve your equation to find how long it takes Yasmine to do a hanjie puzzle.
Mona and Dalia are saving their allowances. Mona has $100 in her account and saves $10 per month; Dalia has $50 in her account and saves $15 per month.
Write an equation that can be used to find , the number of months until their accounts have the same balance.
Solve your equation to find .
Let represent an unknown number. Write an equation that represents the statement “Forty less than three times an unknown number is twenty.”