# Lesson 14 Write and Solve Equations with Unknowns

Let’s work with equations with unknown numbers.

## Warm-up Number Talk: Fives

Find the value of each expression mentally.

## Activity 1 Card Sort: Unknown Numbers

Your teacher will give you a set of cards. Match each equation with a situation or diagram.

## Activity 2 Write Equations with an Unknown Number

Write an equation to represent each diagram or situation. Use a symbol for the unknown. Be prepared to share your reasoning.

Find the number that makes each equation true. Rewrite the equation with the solution.

diagram or situation | equation with symbol | equation with solution |
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Jada has some packs of sports cards. Each pack has 5 cards. If Jada has 45 cards, how many packs of cards does she have? | ||

The school has 6 bags. Each bag has 10 basketballs in it. How many basketballs does the school have? |

## Practice Problem

## Problem 1

Write an equation for the situation. Use a ? for the unknown. Find the number that makes the equation true.

There are 4 soccer teams. Each soccer team has 10 players. How many players are there altogether?