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Substitute Negative Numbers into Algebraic Expressions

In this worksheet, students will substitute negative numbers into algebraic expressions.

'Substitute Negative Numbers into Algebraic Expressions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Expressions, Equations, Inequalities, Terms and Factors

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn how to substitute negative numbers.


Substitute the negative numbers into the expressions instead of the letter.



2x + 3
   when X = -5  


leaving your answer as a fraction.    




2(-5) + 3
-10 + 3


Multiplying or dividing two negative numbers gives a positive answer.

Multiplying or dividing one positive and one negative number, gives a negative answer.


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