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Word Problems

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Word Problems

  1. 1. Word Problems A
  2. 2. Translating English to Algebra More than: Less than: Is: Twice: + - = 2x
  3. 3. Solve. <ul><li>1. Latifa has 5 scholar dollars, and Sade has 2 less scholar dollars than Latifa. How many scholar dollars does Sade have? </li></ul>5 - 2 = 3 Sade: 3 scholar dollars 1. Latifa has 5 scholar dollars , and Sade has 2 less scholar dollars than Latifa. How many scholar dollars does Sade have?
  4. 4. Solve. <ul><li>2. Alonzo likes to eat buffalo wings. He ate 5 more buffalo wings than Dorrie. Dorrie ate 6 buffalo wings. How many buffalo wings did Alonzo eat? </li></ul>6 + 5 = 11 Alonzo: 11 buffalo wings 2. Alonzo likes to eat buffalo wings. He ate 5 more buffalo wings than Dorrie . Dorrie ate 6 buffalo wings. How many buffalo wings did Alonzo eat?
  5. 5. Solve. <ul><li>3. Mercedes likes to eat the cafeteria’s cookies. She ate 2 more than twice as many as Mahogany. Mahogany ate 2 cookies. How many cookies did Mercedes eat? </li></ul>2x + 2 = 2•(2) + 2 = Mercedes: 6 cookies 6 3. Mercedes likes to eat the cafeteria’s cookies. She ate 2 more than twice as many as Mahogany . Mahogany ate 2 cookies. How many cookies did Mercedes eat?
  6. 6. Solve. <ul><li>4. Eric loves to dance. This week he danced 3 less than twice as many hours as Keshay. Keshay danced for 4 hours. How many hours did Eric dance? </li></ul>2x - 3 = 2•(4) - 3 = Eric: 5 hours 5 4. Eric loves to dance. This week he danced 3 less than twice as many hours as Keshay . Keshay danced for 4 hours. How many hours did Eric dance?
  7. 7. Solve. <ul><li>5. Daniel and Ishmael like to play basketball. Ishmael scored 32 points. Daniel scored 20 less than twice as many points as Ishmael. How many points did Daniel score? </li></ul>2x - 20 = 2•(32) - 20 = Daniel: 44 points 44 5. Daniel and Ishmael like to play basketball. Ishmael scored 32 points. Daniel scored 20 less than twice as many points as Ishmael . How many points did Daniel score?
  8. 8. Solve. <ul><li>6. Miss Davis’s sister Melanie is a Music Education Major at IUP. She studies 5 more than 3 times as many hours a week as her roommate. Her roommate studies 9 hours a week. How many hours does Melanie study? </li></ul>3x + 5 = 3•(9) + 5 = Melanie: 32 hours 32 6. Miss Davis’s sister Melanie is a Music Education Major at IUP. She studies 5 more than 3 times as many hours a week as her roommate. Her roommate studies 9 hours a week. How many hours does Melanie study?
  9. 9. Solve. <ul><li>7. Miss Davis’s dad, Mr. Davis, works for Xerox. Since Miss Davis’s parents live in the middle of nowhere, Mr. Davis must drive many miles each day to work. He drive 6 less than 4 times as many hours a week as Miss Davis’s mother, Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Davis drives 10 hours a week to get to her job. How many hours a week does Mr. Davis drive to work? </li></ul>4x - 6 = 4•(10) - 6 = Mr. Davis: 34 hours 34 7. Miss Davis’s dad, Mr. Davis, works for Xerox. Since Miss Davis’s parents live in the middle of nowhere, Mr. Davis must drive many miles each day to work. He drive 6 less than 4 times as many hours a week as Miss Davis’s mother, Mrs. Davis . Mrs. Davis drives 10 hours a week to get to her job. How many hours a week does Mr. Davis drive to work?

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