How Do You Solve a Word Problem Where You Multiply and Subtract Whole Numbers and Fractions?

How Do You Solve a Word Problem Where You Multiply and Subtract Whole Numbers and Fractions?

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Word problems are a great way to see math in the real world. In this tutorial, you'll see how to translate a word problem to a mathematical equation. Then, see how to use the order of operations to get the answer!

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Background Tutorials

Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers.

Knowing the mathematical meaning of words allows you to decipher word problems and gives you the power to write your own word problems, too! Take a look at these words and learn their mathematical translations.

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).

You can't do algebra without working with variables, but variables can be confusing. If you've ever wondered what variables are, then this tutorial is for you!

Check out this tutorial where you'll see exactly what order you need to follow when you simplify expressions. You'll also see what happens when you don't follow these rules, and you'll find out why order of operations is so important!