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Unformatted text preview: 3.8 Solving Applications As with any application, read the problem carefully and define variables for any unknowns. Sometimes diagrams help to visualize the problem. Determine if there are any formulas that are applicable to the problem. If not, translate the problem to mathematical equations. Solve the equations. Check to see that the solution to your equation answers the question asked. 1. The sum of two consecutive integers is 132. Find the integers. Let x = smaller integer; larger integer is x + 1 2. If a rectangular board is twice as long as it is wide and its area 1250 cm 2 , what are the dimensions of the board? Let L = length and W = width. A = LW 3. A triangle has an area of 14 in 2 . Its width is three inches less than its length. Find the length and width. Let h = length and b = width. A = bh 4. The number of micrograms of a certain drug in the bloodstream t minutes after ingestion can be...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course MATH 1033 taught by Professor Patriciabishop during the Fall '11 term at Miami Dade College, Miami.
 Fall '11
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 Division, Equations, Formulas

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