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**Free worksheets for writing expressions with variables**

Create free worksheets for writing simple expressions with variables (pre-algebra / algebra 1 / grades 6-9, either as PDF or html files.

The problems give the student the expression __in words__, such as *the quotient of 7t and 5*, *the difference of x and 8, divided by 2*, or *the quantity 8 plus 2t, cubed*, and ask the student to **write a mathematical expression** to match that.

## Basic instructions for the worksheets

Each worksheet is randomly generated and thus unique. The **answer key is automatically generated** and is placed on the second page of the file.

You can generate the worksheets **either in html or PDF format** — both are easy to print. To get the PDF worksheet, simply push the button titled "*Create PDF*" or "*Make PDF worksheet*". To get the worksheet in html format, push the button "*View in browser*" or "*Make html worksheet*". This has the advantage that you can save the worksheet directly from your browser (choose File → Save) and then *edit it* in Word or other word processing program.

Sometimes the generated worksheet is not exactly what you want. Just try again! To get a different worksheet using the same options:

- PDF format: come back to this page and push the button again.
- Html format: simply refresh the worksheet page in your browser window.

## Ready-made worksheets

Use these quick links to create some common types of worksheets for writing expressions. Below, with the actual generator, you can generate worksheets to your exact specifications.

Very easy expressions – only one operation; 12 problems per sheet View in browser Create PDF |
Easy expressions – two operations; 8 problems per sheet View in browser Create PDF |

Medium-level worksheet: expressions have two or three operations; 8 problems per sheet View in browser Create PDF |
All expressions have three operations; 6 problems per sheet View in browser Create PDF |

### See also

Worksheets for simplifying expressions

Worksheets for evaluating expressions with variables

Worksheets for linear equations

Worksheets for linear inequalities

## Generator

With the worksheet generator, you can control control the number of operations in the problems, the number of problems, workspace, border around the problems, and additional instructions.

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