Elementary Algebra Review Part 15

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Lesson Summary:

This lesson covers a review of elementary algebra, specifically writing word problems as algebraic expressions, drawing pictures from descriptions, and problem-solving to solve the problem. The examples given include finding the length of a board that is cut into two pieces, finding the measure of an angle's complement, and finding the measure of the third angle in a triangle given the measures of the other two angles. The lesson emphasizes the importance of understanding the problem and using techniques such as drawing a picture or working with concrete examples to arrive at solutions.

Lesson Description:

Writing word problems as algebraic expressions, drawing pictures from descriptions, and problem-solving to solve the problem.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you write word problems as algebraic expressions?
  • How can you solve word problems by drawing pictures and writing expressions?
  • If a 14-foot board is cut into two pieces, and one piece is x feet long, how long is the other piece?
  • If one angle is x degrees, how do you express the measure of its complement in terms of x?
  • If one angle of a triangle is x degrees and a second angle is (3x + 4) degrees, what is the measure of the third angle?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson explains some techniques in figuring out how to write expressions for word problem descriptions of real-life scenarios. The explanations of how to think about solving these word problems. This is a very necessary tutorial for solving future word problems in Algebra.