Basic Algebra Word Problems 6

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the instructor explains how to solve basic one variable algebra word problems. The problems involve using equations to find the value of an unknown variable. The instructor provides step-by-step instructions for solving the problems and emphasizes the importance of defining variables and writing out the equations. The lesson includes two example problems with detailed explanations and solutions, as well as a focus on checking the solutions to ensure they are correct.

Lesson Description:

Part 6 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?
  • If when you multiply Alec's age by 3 and subtract 14, you get the the same number as adding 20 to his age, how old is Alec?
  • How do you solve the equation 3A - 14 = A + 20?
  • If when I decrease a number by 6 and then multiply by 4, I get the same answer as when I subtract 9 from the original number, what is the number?
  • How do you solve 4(n - 6) = n - 9?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson includes some somewhat difficult riddle / word problems. You will learn how to take a word problem riddle, write an equation from the words, and solve / check your answer. This is a great tutorial for solving these simple Algebra word problems.