Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free linear equations worksheet of 54 questions and answers
Linear equations are equations that contain variables that have powers no higher than one. To solve linear equations the equation needs to be rearranged to make the unknown the subject by using inverse operations. For example if the equation said to add, the inverse of adding is subtracting, if the equations said to multiply the value of the variable by the coefficient, the inverse of multiplying is dividing. Linear equations have one solution that could be a positive or negative integer, a fraction or a decimal.
Solving linear equations can involve one step equations, two step equations or multiple step equations depending on the type of equation. Some linear equations include algebraic fractions containing expressions in their numerator and or denominator, and some equations can also include brackets that can be expanded (using the distributive property of multiplication). Linear equations can sometimes include unknown variables on both sides of the equation which can be solved by first collecting all of the ‘like’ variables so they form one variable on one side of the equal sign.
Understanding how to collect the like terms of an algebraic expression and how to use the order of operations is essential when solving equations.
Looking forward, students can progress with more solving equations worksheets and to additional algebra worksheets, for example a simplifying expressions worksheet, simultaneous equations worksheet or straight line graphs worksheet.
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