Solving an Applied Problem

Solving an Applied Problem


Step 1:-  Read the problem, several times if necessary, until you understand what is given and what is to be found.


Step 2:-  Assign a variable to represent the unknown value, using diagrams or tables as needed. Write down what the variable represents. Express any other unknown values in terms of the variable.


Step 3:-  Write an equation using the variable expression(s).


Step 4:-  Solve the equation.


Step 5:-  State the answer to the problem. Does it seem reasonable?


Step 6:-  Check the answer in the words of the original problem.


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