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Unformatted text preview: portant that you understand this process. © 2007 Paul Dawkins 70 http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/terms.aspx College Algebra Application of Linear Equations
We now need to discuss the section that most students hate. We need to talk about applications to
linear equations. Or, put in other words, we will now start looking at story problems or word
problems. Throughout history students have hated these. It is my belief however that the main
reason for this is that students really don’t know how to work them. Once you understand how to
work them, you’ll probably find that they aren’t as bad as they may seem on occasion. So, we’ll
start this section off with a process for working applications.
Process for Working Story/Word Problems
1. READ THE PROBLEM.
2. READ THE PROBLEM AGAIN. Okay, this may be a little bit of overkill here.
However, the point of these first two steps is that you must read the problem. This step is
the MOST important step, but it is also the step that most people don’t do properly....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2012 for the course ICT 4 taught by Professor Mrvinh during the Spring '12 term at Hanoi University of Technology.
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