Algebra: Word Problems Help and Practice Problems

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    Work Problems Help

    Introduction to Work Problems Work problems are another staple of algebra courses. A work problem is normally stated as two workers (two people, machines, hoses, drains, etc.) working together and working separately to complete a task. Often ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Distance Problems Help

    Distance, Rate, and Time Another common word problem type is the distance problem, sometimes called the uniform rate problem. The underlying formula is d = rt (distance equals rate times time). From d = rt , ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Algebra Word Problems Practice Test

    Review the following concepts if needed: Percent Word Problems Help Formulas in Word Problems Help ...

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    Formulas in Word Problems Help

    Introduction to Formulas in Word Problems - Cost and Profit For some word problems, nothing more will be required of you than to substitute a given value into a formula, which is either given to you or is readily available. The most difficult ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Percent Word Problems Practice Problems

    Percent Word Problems Practice Problems Set 1: Introduction to Percent Word Problems To review the percent word problems, go to Percent Word Problems Help

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    Word Problems About Age Help

    Age Problems Algebra students are often asked to compute people’s ages. The steps in solving such problems are usually the same as those used above. Examples

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Word Problems About Grade Help

    Word Problems About Grades Finding the Grade Needed to get a Specific Average Grade Grade computation problems are probably the most useful to students. In these problems, the formula for the course grade and ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Word Problems About Money Help

    Introduction to Money Word Problems Coin problems are also common algebra applications. Usually the total number of coins is given as well as the total dollar value. The question is normally “How many of each coin is there?” ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Word Problems About Mixtures Help

    Introduction to Mixture Word Problems Mixture problems involve mixing two different concentrations to obtain some concentration in between. Often these problems are stated as alcohol or acid solutions, but there are many more types. For ...

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    Mathematical Reasoning in Word Problems Practice Problems

    Mathematical Reasoning in Word Problems Practice Problems Set 1: Consecutive Integers that Differ by One To review word problems that require mathematical reasoning, go to

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