Basic Algebra Word Problems 4

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson on Basic Algebra Word Problems 4, students learn how to solve more complex word problems with new terms such as sum, difference, product, and quotient. The lesson walks through how to set up an equation for each problem and solve it by isolating the variable. Finally, the lesson emphasizes the importance of checking the answer by plugging it back into the original problem.

Lesson Description:

Part 4 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?
  • How can you check a word problem in Algebra?
  • How do you write an equation from a word problem?
  • How do you write the answer to a word problem in Algebra?
  • How do you translate words into an equation?
  • How do the words sum, difference, product, and quotient translate to math symbols?
  • If the sum of twice a number and 5 is 33, what is the number?
  • If the difference between 27 and three times a number is 12, what is the number?
  • If six is added to the quotient of a number and three is 18, what is the number?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson picks up where the other three videos have left off, writing more word problems as algebraic equations, solving and checking them. All steps to all of these math riddles are shown and explained in depth. This is a great tutorial for learning to solve basic word problems in Algebra.
  • williamschleser

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    In depth explanations of how and why.... easily understandable.