Math Department

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Solving Application (Word) Problems

  • Read them carefully
  • Take them one step at a time
  • Be sure you understand the question fully
  • Break down the problem/simplify it
  • Take time to work it through.  Break it down step-by-step
  • Think first, before you start working on the problems.
  • Try to apply formulas during your homework; read and apply
  • Go word- by -word to understand

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