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 can you find two different values from a word problem by using just one variable?
How can you solve word riddles / puzzles with multiple methods?
If the sum of two numbers is 15, and one less than three times the smaller is equal to the larger, how do you find the numbers?
If the sum of two numbers is 2, and the difference between eight and twice the smaller number is two less than four times the larger number, how do you find the two numbers?
How do you solve 8 - 2n = 4(2 - n) - 2?
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This lesson goes through multiple methods of solving the same word puzzle involving finding two numbers by using just one variable. All steps are explained and all work is shown in this lesson. The explanations in this video series make these problems much more manageable.