# Lesson 8.2 Activity Writing and Solving Linear

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Lesson 8.2 Activity
Writing and Solving Linear Equations
Step 1 Read these problems from your textbook and choose one for this activity.
5 Ethan scored x points in a game. His younger sister scored 8 points when she
played the same game. Their combined score was y points.
a)
Write an equation relating x and y.
b)
Copy and complete the table to show the relationship between x and y.
Ethan’s scores (x points)
Combined scores ( y points)
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6 There are x sparrows in a tree. There are 50 sparrows on the ground beneath
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the tree. Let y represent the total number of sparrows in the tree and on
the ground.
a)
Express y in terms of x.
b)
Make a table to show the relationship between y and x. Use values of
x 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 in your table.
c)
Graph the relationship between y and x on a coordinate plane.
7 A rectangle has a perimeter of P centimeters. Its width is b centimeters.
Its length is double its width.
a)
Express P in terms of b.
b)
Copy and complete the table to show the relationship between P and b.
Width (b centimeters)
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Perimeter ( P centimeters)
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Writing and Solving Linear Equations
8 Every month, Amaan spends 60% of what he earns and saves the rest.
Amaan earns n dollars and saves r dollars each month.
a)
Express r in terms of n.
b)
Make a table to show the relationship between r and n. Use values of
n 100, 200, 400, and 500 in your table.
c)
Graph the relationship between n and r on a coordinate plane.
d)
The point (287.5, 115) is on the line you drew in c). Does this point make
sense in the situation? Explain.
Step 2 If you have already solved the problem in class, go to Step 3. If not, solve the
Step 3 Write a question that is similar to the problem you chose. Change the names of the
people, objects, activities, numerical values, and so on.
Step 4 Solve the new problem and present your solutions clearly. Include an explanation for
each step as necessary.
Step 5 Have another pair of students check your work and make suggestions for improving it.
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Step 6 Make any final changes.
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Lesson 8.2 Activity
Student Recording Sheet
We are modeling problem
from the textbook.
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Draft of the detailed solution:
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Student Recording Sheet
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Reﬂection
What was the most difﬁcult part of this activity? Explain.
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