Home > Grade 8 > Expressions & Equations > Create an Equation with a Solution Closest to Zero

Create an Equation with a Solution Closest to Zero

Directions: Using whole numbers 1 through 9 at most once, create an equation such that the solution is closest to zero.

Hint

Hint

What are some numbers that are close to zero?
What kind of numbers would you put in for the coefficients of x?

Answer

Answer

There are many equations that will get to the correct answer of 1/8 or -1/8. Here are some possible equations examples:

9x + 3 = 1x + 4
1x + 7 = 9x + 8

Source: Daniel Luevanos

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Check Also

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Directions: Using the numbers 0 to 9, at most once each time, fill in blanks …

15 comments

  1. 5x+2=4x+4

  2. 9x+3=1x + 4

  3. 1x+1=3x+2

  4. I’m new to open middle, can you combine digits and use, for example 987x and 1x?

  5. Wouldn’t 1/9 or -1/9 be closer to 0 than 1/8 or -1/8? What about the equation 9x+2=0x+1?

  6. 9x + 3 = x +2

  7. 9x + 3 = x + 2

  8. 9x+8=1x+7

  9. 7x – 4 = 3x – 6
    Can we have a different equation from the problem across the equal sign ?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *