Solving a Word Problem with one Variable

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In this lesson, we learn how to solve a word problem with one variable. The first step is to read the problem all the way through and identify what the question is asking for. Then, we pick a variable to represent one of the items, in this case, oranges. From the problem, we can determine that the number of apples is always four more than the number of oranges. By setting up an equation and solving for the variable, we can find out how many oranges and apples there are in the problem.

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Solving a word problem with one variable

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I solve word problems?
  • A box of fruit has four more apples than oranges. Together there are 52 pieces of fruit. How many of each type of fruit are there?
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    This lesson shows a set of steps for solving word problems.