How Do You Solve a Word Problem with an Equation Using Addition?

How Do You Solve a Word Problem with an Equation Using Addition?

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Word problems are a great way to see math in action! See how to translate a word problem into an equation, solve to find the answer, and check your found answer all in this tutorial.

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word problem

word

translate words to algebra

equation

solve by addition

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variable on 1 side

Background Tutorials

Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).

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Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.