Intermediate Algebra Review Part 5

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Lesson Summary:

In this Intermediate Algebra Review lesson, the instructor explains how to solve work problems and keep track of rate, time, and work done using a chart. Using a specific problem about stocking shelves, the instructor shows how to estimate the time it would take two people to complete a task together and then goes through the steps of solving the problem using an equation and fractions. The lesson provides a helpful strategy for solving work problems and demonstrates how to apply it to a real-life scenario.

Lesson Description:

Solutions to a Review for Midterm 1 in Intermediate Algebra--Rational Expressions, Equations, Proportions, Work Problems, Functions, Inequalities, Interval notation, Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you set up and solve a word problem involving two people working together?
  • If at a store, Tim takes 30 minutes to stock a shelf alone and Bob takes 40 minutes alone, how long will it take if they work together?
  • How do you write the equation for a work problem in Algebra?
  • How can you use a table to set up a work problem?
  • How do you solve the equation x/30 + x/40 = 1?
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    This lesson shows how to solve a work word problem that is very common in Algebra. Two people who work at different paces are working together, and you have to find the time it takes them to work together. All steps involved with setting up and solving this problem are shown and explained.