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Solving Word Problems

ISBN 9780931993800
GP-080

  • $13.95  
  • Pages: 128

  • Word Problem Topics: Common Sense; Defining Quantities; Reducing the Number of Variables; Setting Up and Solving equations; Units of Measure; Diagrams; Trigonometry problems; and, Calculus Problems.

    Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION

    CHAPTER 1:  Common Sense

    CHAPTER 2:  Defining Quantities
    About Defining Variables
    The Nastiest Word in Story Problem Solving
    Rules for Defining Variables
    Applying Rule 5

    • Coin Problems
    • Cost of Different Items
    • Mixture Problems
    • Solution & Alloy Problems
    • Multi-Digit Integer Problems
    • Problems Which Use Formulas
    • More Than One Occurrence of the Same Formula
    • Rate, Time, & Distance Problems
    • Variation Problems
    • Percent Problems
    • Percent Increases & Decreases
    • Exponential Growth & Decay
    • Notes About Half-Lives
    • Intermediate Variables
    • "Betty can do a job in 10 hours . . ." Problems

    Final Thoughts

    CHAPTER 3:  Reducing the Number of Variables
    Comparing Two Quantities
    More Complicated Combinations

    • When One Quantity is a Fraction of Another
    • Percents
    • Percent Increases & Decreases
    • When the Sum of Two Unknown Quantities s Given

    Unit Cost vs. Total Cost
    Number vs. Value

    • Solutions & Mixtures

    Miscellaneous Problems

    • Tailwind/Headwind Problems
    • Consecutive Integer Problems
    • Multi-Digit Integer Problems
    • Ratios

    Revisiting Chapter 2:  Defining the Quantities

    Final Thoughts on Setting Up Variables

    CHAPTER 4:  Setting Up & Solving the Equation
    The Word "Is"
    Variations of "Is"
    Using Information Not Used in Defining Variable Quantities
    When the Same Quantity can be Expressed in Two Ways
    Equations Which Come from Geometric Facts & Formulas

    • Facts
    • Using Formulas
    • Using Formulas Twice
    • Variation Problems
    • Exponential Growth & Decay
    • Percent Problems
    • Percent Increases & Decreases
    • Ratios

    CHAPTER 5:  Units of Measure
    Conversion of Units
    The Word "Per"

    CHAPTER 6:  Diagrams

    CHAPTER 7:  Trigonometry Problems

    CHAPTER 8:  Calculus Problems
    Optimization Problems
    Velocity-Acceleration Problems
    Related Rates

    EXERCISES

    APPENDIX

    ANSWERS

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Solving Word Problems | Applied Math Series

Solving Word Problems | Applied Math Series
Solving Word Problems | Applied Math Series
Solving Word Problems | Applied Math Series