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### GED Math Review: Translating Problems into Equations

Questions:

Directions: Choose or write the answer to each question.

1. Birnham Mills has 360 employees. The number of production employees is twelve more than three times the number of employees who work in management. Which equation could be used to find the number of management employees?
• 3x + 12 =360
• 3x - 12 + x = 360
• (3x + 12) - x =360
• x + (3x + 12) = 360
2. At a gym, Frank did a certain number of push-ups. Tom did 12 more than Frank. The total number both men did was 66. Which equation could be used to find the number of push-ups Frank did?
• x + 12x = 66
• 2x + 12 = 66
• 2x = 66 + 12
• x + 12 = 66 + x
3. Eva got two parking tickets, The fine for the second ticket was \$4 less than twice the fine for the first ticket. If the fines total \$65, which equation could be used to find the amount of the first fine?
• 2(x - 4) = 65
• x(x - 4) = 65
• x + (2x - 4) = 65
• 2(2x - 4) = 65
4. Eight times a number, divided by 4, equals two times that number. Which of the following equations could be used to find the number?
• 8y/4 = 2y
• 8(4/y) = 2y
• 8/4y = 2y
• 8y/4y = 2y
5. The number of girls signed up for a sports program is 12 fewer than twice the number of boys (x). If 60 children are signed up for the program, which of the following equations could be used to find the number of boys?
• 2x - 12 = 60
• x + 2x = 60 -12
• x + 2(x - 12) = 60
• 3x = 60 + 12
6. An adult ticket is twice the cost of a child's ticket. Angela paid \$28 for two adult tickets and three children's tickets. Write an equation that could be used to find the price of a child's ticket.
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Answers:

1. x + (3x + 12) = 360
2. 2x + 12 = 66
3. x + (2x - 4) = 65
4. 8y/4 = 2y
5. 3x = 60 + 12
6. 3x + 2(2x)

Reference:

Complete Test Preparation for the GED Test 2014 by Steck-Vaughn