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Help for Word Problems

Mr. Beach's Word Problem Guide

Steps to Solve Word Problem

1. Read the Problem Carefully

2. Read the Problem Again

3. Associate Numbers with known Variables

4. Write Down all Related and or Implied Equations and Formulas

5. Look for Key Words or Phrases

6. Try to Identify a Starting Point

7. Include Diagrams Wherever Applicable

8. Substitute known amounts into the equation and solve

9. Read the Problem again, once solved

10. Review the method you used to solve the problem

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