# WP1-Solve number puzzle by factoring

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This is a Word Problem you solve by writing an equation and factoring. Word Problem 1 - Number Puzzle-The square of a negative number is 15 more than twice the negative number. What is the number?

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Questions answered by this video:
• If the square of a negative number is 15 more than twice the negative number, what is the number?
• How do you solve word problem number puzzles in math?
• How do you solve a word problem by writing an equation and factoring?
• What are the steps for solving a word problem in math?
• How do you solve n^2 = 2n + 15?
• How is a word problem different from a normal factoring problem?
• How can you check to make sure that your answer is correct in a word problem?
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This video explains how to tackle one of the most dreaded types of problems in math: word problems. It goes through the problem and systematically writes out an equation for the problem and solves it.