Name:    SOL A.1 Translating Expressions Mini Quiz

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1.

At the zoo, a child pays c dollars for a ticket and an adult pays g dollars. Explain in words the meaning of .
 a. An adult ticket costs twice as much as a child ticket. b. An adult ticket costs half as much as a child ticket. c. Twice as many child tickets as adult tickets are sold. d. Half as many adults as children go to the zoo.

2.

Salvador’s class has collected 88 cans in a food drive. They plan to sort the cans into x bags, with an equal number of cans in each bag. Write an expression to show how many cans there will be in each bag.
 a. 88 – x c. 88 + x b. 88x d.

1.

Tomi’s band has won twice as many awards as Ali’s band. Write an algebraic expression for the number of awards Tomi’s band has won. Be sure to indicate what the variable in your expression represents.

2.

A delivery truck, with its fuel and driver, weighs 7500 pounds when it is empty of cargo. It is being loaded with boxes of canned goods. Each box has a total weight of 26 pounds. Write an expression for the total weight of the truck when it first leaves its loading dock to make its deliveries. Define any variables you use. (Assume the number of cases will never exceed the capacity of the truck.)

Essay

1.

Joy began the year with \$450 saved for a trip. She is going to save \$75 more each week for the rest of the year.

Fran believes the amount of money Joy has saved after w weeks is best modeled by the expression 525w.
Lynne believes the amount Joy has saved after w weeks is best modeled by the expression 450 + 75w.
Grace believes the amount Joy has saved after w weeks is best modeled by the expression 75 + 450w.

Who is correct? Explain your reasoning.