Solving an Applied Problem by Writing a System of Equations
Step 1:- Read the problem, several times if necessary, until you understand what is given and what is to be found.
Step 2:- Assign variables to represent the unknown values, using diagrams or tables as needed. Write down what each variable represents.
Step 3:- Write a system of equations that relates the unknowns.
Step 4 :- Solve the system of equations.
Step 5:- State the answer to the problem. Does it seem reasonable?
Step 6:- Check the answer in the words of the original problem.