Basic Algebra Word Problems 7

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson on basic algebra word problems, the instructor breaks down how to solve equations with fractions in them by multiplying both sides by the least common denominator to eliminate the fractions. The instructor also demonstrates how to properly simplify the equation and solve for the variable. The lesson also includes word problems involving age and temperature, with step-by-step instructions on how to define the variable and solve for it.

Lesson Description:

Part 7 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 the sum of a number divided by 2 and the number divided by 3 is 10, what is the number?
  • How do you solve the equation n/2 + n/3 = 10?
  • If six times Dillon's age is 40 more than twice his age, how old is Dillon?
  • How do you solve the equation 6D = 2D + 40?
  • If the temperature equals its opposite added to 144 degrees, what is the temperature?
  • How do you solve the equation T = 144 + -T?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    The word riddles / puzzles in this lesson utilize the skill of translating words into numbers and symbols. Especially important is being able to translate sum, quotient, product, difference, and other math words into symbols. All steps of these problems are explained very well.