Writing an Expression from a Word Problem

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How to write an expression from a word problem

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you write an Algebraic expression from a word problem?
  • If a used book store sells hardcover books for $2.50 and paperback books for $0.50, how do you write an expression for the cost of buying h hardcover books and p paperback books?
  • How can you make a table for how much it costs to buy 1, 2, and 3 hardcover books at $2.50 each and 1, 2, and 3 paperback books at $0.50 each?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson goes through an example problem asking you to take a paragraph-long word problem and write an Algebraic expression to model what the words say. In this problem, you are asked to write an expression for the total cost of buying a certain number of hardcover books and paperback books. Unfortunately, the screen is split in half and reflected on each side, so it is a little difficult to see the board.