## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

(Practise Your Algebra)

If P = 6, Y = 10 and A = 2

Then:

P + Y = 16

5Y - A = 48

PYA = 120

A + A + A = 10Y - 94

You have twenty minutes
to write down as many
equations as you can
involving P, Y and A.

Have you included a variety of equations?

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Topics: Starter | Algebra

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