Basic Algebra Word Problems 2

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the instructor teaches the viewer how to solve basic algebra word problems. They give multiple examples and explain how to properly set up and solve the problem. The key takeaway is to carefully read the problem and define what variable you are looking for, then write the equation correctly based on the given information. Finally, the viewer is reminded to always check their answer by going back to the original problem to ensure it makes sense.

Lesson Description:

Part 2 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?
  • How can you check a word problem in Algebra?
  • How do you write an equation from a word problem?
  • How do you write the answer to a word problem in Algebra?
  • If when Beth subtracts her age from 56, she gets 31, how old is Beth?
  • If when Tammy subtracts her weight from 250, she gets 140, how much does Tammy weigh?
  • If when I multiply a number by 7 and add 13, I get 90, what is the number?
  • If 50 less than 3 times a number is -2, what is the number?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video goes through some very classic word problems in Algebra, in which you must write an equation from words and solve. All steps are shown and explained, and a check is performed for every problem.
  • kdarling

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    Once again thorough, but could use some fun to liven it up.