Many word problems in Mathematics involve writing an equation and then solving it to obtain a number answer.
First we need to know how to translate the words into Algebra. If you are not sure about how to do this, then click the link below to go to our lesson about translating word problems.
In today’s lesson, we will be looking at a few YouTube videos which show examples of the common types of equations word problems.
Here is a basic Division Word problem.
Here are a couple of typical word problems. Both of them involve solving equations.
The following videos show some hints and ideas about how to do a number of the common types of word problems that involve equations.
Problems involving people’s ages.
Word Problems involving Work and Jobs.
Rate Problems involving Distance and Time.
Problems Involving Mixing Ingredients Together.
Here is an example word problem involving money.
Finally, here is a Slideshare presentation which summarises the main equation types, and does some great Word Problem examples.
That’s the last word on word problems.
How to Translate Word Problems into Equations
Solving One Step Addition Equations
Solving One Step Subtraction Equations
Solving One Step Equations – All Types
Two Step Equations Using Flowcharts and Back Tracking
Two Step Equations Using Reverse Operations
Three Step Equations Using Flowcharts and Back Tracking
Balance Beam Equations
eBay Problem Solved Using Algebra Equations
Microsoft Mathematics Equations Solver
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