Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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Solving Two-step Equations - Problem 6

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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Half of the battle of solving word problems is being able to turn a word problem into a math equation to solve. As always, you get better with practice, but there are some key words that you can look for. "Is" usually means = , "less than" means subtract - , "more than" is add + , "three times" would mean multiply by 3, "sum" is the answer to an addition problem, "difference" is the answer to a subtraction problem, "product" is the answer to a multiplication problem, and "quotient" is the answer to a division problem. Look for these key words to help you create your equation to solve.

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