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Help: How to understand and solve word problems?

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Hi Bunnel and all,

Are there any methods to understand and solve word problems effectively? I am having a tough time with rates and fraction related word problems and I do not seem to be able to solve any 600-700 level questions despite doing many questions.

Please advise.

Thanks
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pretzel wrote:
Hi Bunnel and all,

Are there any methods to understand and solve word problems effectively? I am having a tough time with rates and fraction related word problems and I do not seem to be able to solve any 600-700 level questions despite doing many questions.

Please advise.

Thanks
pretzel



Hi,

If you could maybe post 1-2 questions that you struggled with here, i can try and help you out with them.
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pretzel wrote:
Hi Bunnel and all,

Are there any methods to understand and solve word problems effectively? I am having a tough time with rates and fraction related word problems and I do not seem to be able to solve any 600-700 level questions despite doing many questions.

Please advise.

Thanks
pretzel


Theory on word problems: word-problems-made-easy-87346.html

All DS word problems to practice: search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=183
All PS word problems to practice: search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=56

Theory on work/rate problems: work-word-problems-made-easy-87357.html

All DS work/rate problems to practice: search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=46
All PS work/rate problems to practice: search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=66

Theory on Distance/Rate Problems: distance-speed-time-word-problems-made-easy-87481.html

All DS Distance/Rate Problems to practice: search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=44
All PS Distance/Rate Problems to practice: search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=64


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New post 08 May 2014, 22:38
pretzel wrote:
Hi Bunnel and all,

Are there any methods to understand and solve word problems effectively? I am having a tough time with rates and fraction related word problems and I do not seem to be able to solve any 600-700 level questions despite doing many questions.

Please advise.

Thanks
pretzel


Also, here are a few posts on rate problems. You might find them useful.

http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2011/03 ... os-in-tsd/
http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2011/03 ... -problems/
http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2012/11 ... revisited/
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