How to Solve Math Word Problems
Do math problems still bother you? Especially word problems? Do you find that word problems are tough to solve, especially when it comes to solving them? And the toughest part is when you have to translate the English word into math! What a bother!
But do not worry! We have a very simple way to help you solve problems efficiently and without a hassle!
We all think that math is a tricky subject. It has lots of complex operations and rules. But there is one thing that all students are most afraid of. Word problems! Word problems are hard in themselves, and the part where it requires the translation of English words into Mathematics is confusing and scary! But do not worry! We will make it as easy as possible for you to understand so that you can get past them easily!
The first step that you need to take when settling to do word problems is to read the problem entirely. Make sure that you do not start solving the problem before you have read the word problem through. It will cause more confusion than you are all already in.
The first thing that you need to do is to read the problem entirely and thoroughly. Make sure that you read the question throughout. Tip: Do not start solving before you have read the problem entirely since it causes confusion. Once you are done reading, start arranging the problem, look for the things that have been given to you. Next, look for the things that you need to find or are unknown and give them a variable. Now, look for the operation that needs to be used for solving the question.
Now, start writing the things that have been provided in the word problem. And figure out what information has not been given to you in the word problem.
Next, you have to look for an operation that has to be used in solving the word problem. In math, there are four basic operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
If you have a word problem that requires addition, take the sum of all the values, and you will have your answer. If you have a word problem that requires for you to use subtraction, then take out the lesser amount from the larger amount, and you will have your answer! If it requires multiplication, use the formula if it requires division, use the relevant formula.
Now, all you need to do is solve the question, and you will have your answer!