Basic Algebra Word Problems 1

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the teacher goes over basic word problems in Algebra, using one variable. The lesson shows how to set up the problem and then solve and check it. The teacher goes over several examples, making sure to define the variable and carefully read the problem to determine what is being asked. By the end of the lesson, the student will have a better understanding of how to approach and solve basic Algebra word problems.

Lesson Description:

Part 1 of learning how to solve basic word problems in Algebra.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve basic word problems in Algebra?
  • How do you set up and solve / check Algebra puzzles / riddles?
  • If when I add 20 to John's age, I get 32, how old is John?
  • How can you check a word problem in Algebra?
  • If ten less than a number is 18, what is the number?
  • How do you write an equation from a word problem?
  • How do you write the answer to a word problem in Algebra?
  • If Mary's weight decreased by 14 pounds is 109, how much does Mary weigh?
  • If when I divide Tom's age by 7, I get 11, how old is Tom?
  • If when I multiply a number by -5, I get 35, what is the number?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video goes through some very basic word problems / math riddles that involve writing and solving an equation from words. All steps of all problems are shown and explained.
  • kdarling

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    Although a bit elementary, I think she did a very thorough step by step instruction.
  • LjubicaM

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    I liked this video.It is very helpful and goes trough very basic word problems that include solving equations from words.