Basic Algebra Word Problems 1

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Lesson Description:

Part 1 of learning how to solve basic word problems in Algebra.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve basic word problems in Algebra?
  • How do you set up and solve / check Algebra puzzles / riddles?
  • If when I add 20 to John's age, I get 32, how old is John?
  • How can you check a word problem in Algebra?
  • If ten less than a number is 18, what is the number?
  • How do you write an equation from a word problem?
  • How do you write the answer to a word problem in Algebra?
  • If Mary's weight decreased by 14 pounds is 109, how much does Mary weigh?
  • If when I divide Tom's age by 7, I get 11, how old is Tom?
  • If when I multiply a number by -5, I get 35, what is the number?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video goes through some very basic word problems / math riddles that involve writing and solving an equation from words. All steps of all problems are shown and explained.
  • kdarling

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    Although a bit elementary, I think she did a very thorough step by step instruction.
  • LjubicaM

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    I liked this video.It is very helpful and goes trough very basic word problems that include solving equations from words.