One Variable Word Problem

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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At about the 4:34 mark, the teacher says let's say I have $30, and you have 1 less dollar than me, then you have $19; He should have said either I have $20 OR you have $29.

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we learn how to solve one-variable word problems using verbal expressions. The first step is to read the problem and determine what is being asked, followed by defining a variable to represent the unknown value. We then break down the problem into smaller parts and use math operations to solve for the variable. Finally, we restate the answer in the context of the original problem. With these steps, we can approach word problems with confidence and understanding.

Lesson Description:

Solving a word problem with verbal expressions

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I solve word problems?
  • Five times the sum of a number and 3 is the same as 3 multiplied by 1 less than twice the number. What is the number?
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    This lesson goes through a set of steps for solving word problems.