Solving Word Problems. Putting Your Translation Skills To Work. Let’s Make A Plan. Verbal Model Ask yourself what you need to know how to solve the problem. Labels This means define the variable Algebraic Model Write a math equation or inequality using your labels and verbal model Solve
Putting Your Translation Skills To Work
Start with a verbal model. What do you know about buying food in the restaurant and how you find your bill.
2x = 24.00
x = 12.00
There were 12 plates of food ordered
2(12) + 1.20 = 25.20 ?
24 + 1.20 = 25.20 √
8x = 2480
x = 310 hats
8 310 = 2480 √