## Do you know what are the 7 types of Sec 1 Algebra Questions?

Note:

- BODMAS rule is SUPER important.
- (a+b)
^{2}is not the same as a^{2}+b^{2} - You cannot combine these two terms – xy is not the same as x
^{2 }

Algebra math questions can be scary when you are starting out in Sec 1. Check out the following 7 examples.

- Solve the equation – find out the value of the unknown. There can be more than 1 unknown especially after sec 1.
- Substitute – solve the equation after putting the given values in
- Factorise – find the HCM (highest common factor) and get a bracketed expression
- Expand – opposite of factorise. Multiply out to remove the brackets
- Simplify – may involve factorisation and expansion. Collect together same terms.
- Make x the subject – rewrite the equation to be this format “x =…”
- Word problem – form an equation involving an unknown

1. Equation

2. Substitute

3. Factorise

4. Expand

5. Simplify

6. Change subject

7. Word problem

1. Equation

**Solve for r**

2. Substitute

**Solve for the following expression when m = 7 and n = -5**

3. Factorise

**Factorise the following expression**

4. Expand

**Expand the following expression**

5. Simplify

**Simplify the following expression**

6. Change subject

**Make x the subject.**

7. Word problem

**What is the price of a slice of chocolate cake?**

**Kenneth bought 5 slices of chocolate cakes and a plate of fried chicken from Happy Chicky for $45. The price of a plate of fried chicken is $15.**

*1) Define a variable *

Let the price of a slice of chocolate cake be $x

*2) Write an equation involving the variable *

5x + 15 = 45

*3) Solve the equation*

x = 30/5 = 6

*4) Answer the question *

The price of a chocolate cake is $6

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