How to Simplify Complex Math Problems


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It helps to remember your Order of Operations when you're simplifying complex math problems. Which of the following statements is NOT correct, according to the Order of Operations.

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In a complicated word problem, the best approach can be to write out what you need to find, what information you're given, and any related formulas. For the problem stated below, which of the answers is NOT a piece of information given by the problem?

'Tony Stark is trying to improve his Iron Man suit by increasing its power. One modification will cost $350 million, of which the US Government will pay $110 million, and his contractor will offer a 30% discount on the entire cost of the project. If he has half the remainder in petty cash, how much does he still need to raise?'

2. Using the Order of Operations, which of the following answers is the correct simplification of the problem shown below?

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From this quiz/worksheet you can learn what you know about simplifying complex math problems. For the quiz you'll be responsible for subjects that include the Order of Operations for simplifying a math problem and how to approach a complicated word problem.

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  • How to simplify a problem
  • When a two planes could collide with each other when given their speeds at 6 miles apart
  • The significance of using the Order of Operations

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Order of Operations
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve complex math practice problems

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  • An abbreviation to help you remember the Code of Operations
  • Example of simplifying equations
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