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Equations with Variables

on Both Sides
Task Cards
Contains 14 task cards that
Great practice for learning
tests the knowledge of
formats for related
equations with variables on
conditionals!
both sides. Combining like
terms on the same side of the
equation and distributive
property included! Task cards
increase in difficulty.

An answer key and recording


sheet is provided!
Variables On Both Sides

Variables On Both Sides


Solve for x. Solve for x.
1 2

5x 2 2 x 14 7 x 2 4 x 10
Variables On Both Sides

Variables On Both Sides


Solve for x. Solve for x.
3 4

3 5x 9 4 x 4 x 2 3x 7

M. Hutchens 2015
Variables On Both Sides

Variables On Both Sides


Solve for x. Solve for x.
5 6

4 x 5 2(2 x 1) 8 (3 x) x 9
Variables On Both Sides

Variables On Both Sides


Solve for x. Solve for x.
7 8

2 x (5 x) 13 2 x ( x 4) 3x 1 x

M. Hutchens 2015
Variables On Both Sides

Variables On Both Sides


Solve for x. Solve for x.
9 10

5 3( x 4) 2( x 1) 5 ( x 3) 1 2( x 3)
Variables On Both Sides

Variables On Both Sides


Solve for x. Solve for x.
11 12

2( x 4) 3( x 2) 3(2 x 1) 5 6( x 1)

M. Hutchens 2015
Variables On Both Sides

Variables On Both Sides


Solve for x. This problem is Solve for x. This problem is
13 challenging! 14 challenging!

4 x [4 2( x 2)] 2 x 4 5 7 3x x 2( x 6)

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Task Card Answer Sheet Name:____________________
Equations with Variables on Both Sides
1. 2. 3. 4.

x= x= x= x=
5. 6. 7. 8.

x= x= x=
9. 10. 11. 12.

x= x= x=
13. 14.

x=

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Task Card Answer Sheet Name:_____KEY__________
Equations with Variables on Both Sides
1. 2. 3. 4.

x=4 x = -4 x=6 x = -9
5. 6. 7. 8.

No Solution x=7 x = 18 x=1


9. 10. 11. 12.

x=9 x=3 x = 14 No Solution


13. 14.

x=2 All Real #s

M. Hutchens 2015