Dr. Carol Burns' "Simple Word Problems Resulting in a System Equations"

Read this page. This reading reviews the step-by-step process for solving word problems: finding information in the text of the problem, translating verbal statements into mathematical statements, and solving the resultant system of equations. After reading and working through the example, click on "new problem" at the bottom of the page, and solve seven problems. Alternatively, you may generate a worksheet of seven problems by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page titled "Click Here for a Randomly Generated Worksheet and Answers." The solutions will be provided at the end of the worksheet.