# Write One-Step Inequality (Word Problems) Worksheet

## 7 problems

One-step inequalities are used to represent real-world scenarios. This worksheet is an effective tool for 6th graders to learn and to write corresponding inequalities and develop the ability to understand, analyze and solve the relationship between real-world situations and mathematical expressions.

First, students need to identify the unknown variable, which is usually represented by a letter. Next, they need to translate the problem into an inequality using mathematical symbols such as <, >, ≤, or ≥.

Expressions, Equations, And Inequalities
6.EE.B.8

For example: Joey is planning a party and wants to invite at least 20 guests. He already has 12 guests confirmed. How many more guests does he need to invite to meet his goal of at least 20 guests?

Solution:

Let's the number of additional guests Joey needs to invite be x.

Total number of guests is 12+x, and she wants to have at least 20 guests in total. So the inequality 12 + x ≥ 20 represents the situation.

12 + x ≥ 20

x ≥ 20 - 12

x ≥ 8

Therefore, Joey need to invite alteast 8 more guests to meet his goal.

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