# Ch 12: Algebraic Word Problems

### About This Chapter

## Algebraic Word Problems - Chapter Summary

The engaging video lessons in this chapter will refresh your skills in solving algebraic word problems and perhaps teach you some new strategies for simplifying the process. Instructors explain how to use math manipulatives, coordinate planes and scatter plots with word problems. You'll also practice solving problems using algebraic expressions. After you've studied the chapter's videos, you'll be able to:

- Identify the steps to solving word problems
- Solve more complex word problems involving multiple steps
- Use images and notes to restate word problems
- Increase comprehension by personalizing word problems
- Solve word problems using math manipulatives
- Use a coordinate plane's plotted data to solve word problems
- Answer word problems using scatter plots
- Solve word problems with algebraic addition and subtraction expressions
- Answer problems using algebraic multiplication and division expressions

Typically lasting under 10 minutes, our videos contain a jump feature in the timeline so you can go back and rewatch example problems or explanations. You can also study transcripts of the videos, which highlight key terms and offer an alternative way to learn to solve word problems. Once you're ready, take the multiple-choice lessons quizzes to gauge your comprehension of the material.

### 1. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems by following this 3-step process. Learn how to visualize your problem so you fully understand it. Then learn how to write and solve your equations.

### 2. Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

Not all word problems are so straightforward that they only require you to do one operation and you're done. Some are more complicated, requiring several steps. Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve these kinds of problems.

### 3. Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use sketches and notes to help you visualize a problem. Watch how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have visualized it.

### 4. Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding

When it comes to word problems, being able to personalize a word problem with more familiar situations will help you a lot in your problem solving. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can restate the word problem in terms you understand.

### 5. How to Use Math Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems

After watching this video lesson, you will see what a math manipulative is, how you can use almost anything as a math manipulative, and how you can use these manipulatives to help you solve word problems.

### 6. Solving Word Problems with Plotted Data on a Coordinate Plane

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve word problems that involve plotted points on a coordinate plane. Learn how to choose the right points that will answer your question.

### 7. How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use a scatter plot to help you solve a word problem. You will see how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have your scatter plot.

### 8. Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Addition Expressions

After going over this lesson, you will be able to solve addition word problems. You will know how to write an algebraic expression that you can solve to find your answer.

### 9. Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Subtraction Expressions

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve word problems that involve writing out algebraic expressions. Learn what words to look for to help you solve your problem quickly and easily.

### 10. Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Multiplication Expressions

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems that involve the multiplication operation. Learn how to write your expression and then how to solve the expression to find your answer.

### 11. Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Division Expressions

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to solve word problems that involve the division operator. Learn how to set up your word problem and write an appropriate algebraic expression that you can solve.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the Accuplacer Math: Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Placement Test Study Guide course

- Computation with Integers
- Negative Numbers
- Absolute Value
- Solving & Graphing Rational Numbers
- Proportions, Ratios & Averages
- Simplifying Algebraic Fractions
- Rational Roots
- Working with Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- Solving & Graphing Linear Equations
- Overview of Inequalities
- Systems of Equations & Inequalities
- Fundamental Algebraic Expressions
- Algebraic Distribution
- Writing Algebraic Expressions
- Writing & Solving One-Step Equations
- Writing & Solving Multi-Step Equations
- Probability, Chance & Fundamental Counting Techniques
- Interpreting Visual Displays of Data
- Basic Geometry Calculations
- Pythagorean Theorem
- Coordinate & Transformational Geometry
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