6.8 Integers Backwards
Textbook
7 Math Nelson
Chapter
Chapter 6
Section
6.8
Solutions 12 Videos

Try Meagan's trick using other numbers. Is there a quick way to find the original number? Explain how it works.

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Q3

Use Meagan’s trick. Write the steps, in order, to find the original number.

• Subtract 7.
• Find the opposite.
• Subtract from 12.
Q4

Find the original number. State the steps, in order. that you will use.

• Subtract -9.
• Subtract from 12.
• The answer is - 12.
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Q5

Make up a number trick that gives you the original number if you subtract 3 from the result. Your trick must have at least 4 steps.

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Q6

Make up a number trick that always ends with the original number. Your trick must have at least three steps. One step must involve using an opposite.

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Q8

Lloyd is lifting weights over a nine week training period. Every week. he lifts 2 kg more than he lifted the previous week. During the ninth week, he lifts 80 kg. How much was he lifting during his first week?

Q9

On Monday, Heidi bought some grapes. Each day, she ate half of them. On Friday, only eight grapes were left. How many grapes did Heidi buy?

Q10

During a clothing sale, the price goes down by half each day an item is not sold. If an item costs \$2.50 after 8 days, what was the original price?

Q11

Romona takes a shape and cuts away half of it five times. The following triangle is what remains.

a) Draw the original shape.

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Q12

Make up a problem you can solve by working backwards. Show how to solve it. 