Directions: For the following word problems, first write the equation indicated by the problem statement. Then solve the resulting equation and enter the final answer in the space provided.

Q 1: There are 90 students in a class. On a day when x students are absent, there are 84 students in the class, find x. 7 6 5

Q 2: Twice a number is 15 less than 75. Find the number. (Hint: The algebraic equation is: 2x = 75 - 15. Find x) 35 13 30

Q 3: If a number is increased by 2/3 of itself, the result is 20. What is the number? (The algebraic equation is x + (2/3)x = 20, Solve for x). 12 20 16

Q 4: There are 62 passengers in a bus. At the next stop y people boarded the bus and one got down. The number of passengers now in bus is 70, find y ? 9 8 7

Q 5: Half of a certain number added to its one fourth makes 6, find the number. (The algebraic equation is x/2 + x/4 = 6, solve for x) 8 5 7

Q 6: If a number is divided by 2 and one is added to the quotient, the result is 6. Find the number. (Hint: The algebraic equation is a/2 + 1 = 6, solving for a) 5 11 10

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