Problem Solving Strategies: Story Problems. STEP ONE. Read the story problem through. Read again to identify the important information (numbers & key words) you will need to solve the problem. Make sure you know the question you are answering. STEP TWO.
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Problem Solving Strategies: Story Problems
Week
$ allowance
1
$6.00
2
$7.50
3
$9.00
4
$10.50
5
$12.00
$12.00
EXAMPLE:
The length of a rectangle is 3 more than twice the width. If the Perimeter is 36 feet, how wide id the rectangle?
2w + 3
2w+3+w+2w+3+w = 36
6w +6 =36
w
w
2w + 3
This works well for Multiple Choice Questions
A Camera manufacturer spends $2,100 a day plus $9 per camera. The cameras sell for $14 each. How many cameras must they sell top break even?
a) 420 b) 480 c) 380 d) 150
2100 + 9( number of cameras) = 14(number of cameras)
2100 + 9(420) = 14(420) ? (hint start with the middle value)
2100 + 9(480) = 14(480) ?
2100 + 9(380) = 14(380) ?
2100 + 9(150) = 14(150) ?
If two sisters ages add up to 22 years and one is 4 years older than the other what are there two ages?
Plan: Select random numbers that add up to 22
until you find two that are 4 apart.
so their ages are 9 and 13!
If Keri has 3 apples and 5 oranges how many more oranges does she have than apples?
Answer:
Keri has 2 more oranges than apples.