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# Basic Principles of Algebra I

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11. Translating Word Problems
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Word problems tend to be the most feared and hated math problems in a course. In this algebra lesson, learn easy steps for translating them into equations!

Word problems tend to be the most feared and hated math problems in a course. In this algebra lesson, learn easy steps for translating them into equations!

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12. Translating Challenging Word Problems
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In this final lesson of this beginner algebra course, take on more challenging word problems that contain up to three unknowns by following a simple strategy!

In this final lesson of this beginner algebra course, take on more challenging word problems that contain up to three unknowns by following a simple strategy!

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Cheryl M
Regarding examples 1 and 2. . . When finding the perimeter you chose to simplify the variables: 2X + 2(X + 1)= 60 meters. When finding the dimensions of the triangle you did not simplify 2X +15= 50cm. Why?
Math Fortress
I am a little confused about your question. In the video I did not simplify the expression 2X + 2(X + 1)= 60 meters, I also did not simplify the second expression 2X +15= 50cm. In this video I am not focusing on simplifying equation the goal of the video is to translate word problems. When the student feels comfortable doing this then we can proceed to simplify and solve the equation.
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