In this lesson, students learn how to solve basic algebra problems in the form of riddles or puzzles. The example problems involve finding a missing number given a product and sum, or a difference and a value. Students learn to carefully read the problem, identify the variables, and solve the equation using tools like the distributive property or simple division. The lesson includes multiple ways to solve each problem and emphasizes the importance of checking solutions to ensure accuracy.
Part 5 of learning how to solve basic word problems in Algebra.
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