# One variable Problem 1

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In this lesson, you will learn how to use algebra and one variable to define and solve problems with multiple unknown quantities. Through step-by-step examples, you will see how to set up equations and solve for variables, while also checking the solutions for accuracy. Whether finding how many points Jamie and Paul earned on a test or determining two numbers with a specific difference, this lesson will give you the tools you need to tackle one variable problems.

Lesson Description:

Learn how to use algebra and one variable to define more than one unknown quantity, write an equation, solve it, and check it.

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• 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?
• If Jamie earned 15 more points on her test than Paul earned, and their points added up to 143, how many points did each student earn?
• If one number is 10 times another number and their difference is 63, what are the numbers?
• If the difference between two numbers is 8, and when the larger is subtracted from three times the smaller, the difference is 100, what are the numbers?
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In this lesson as in the rest of the videos in this series, you will be solving word problems / riddles / puzzles, but you may need to find two different values using just one variable. All steps are explained as the problems are worked out.