It's a good idea to make sure that you understand every word in
the problem you're trying to solve. If you're not certain
about an unfamiliar word,
then look it up -- in a dictionary, or the glossary of
your textbook, or
The sum of three consecutive numbers is...
Twice the complement of an angle is
40 degrees less than...
The orthocenter of a triangle lies at
the intersection of...
If ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral and...