Setting Up the Equation for a Word Problem
Date: 2/1/96 at 22:46:23 From: Antoni Berishaj Subject: problem! How many apples do I have if I get 22 from my mom and twice as many from my dad and then have to give the half of it to my sister and still have to throw away 8 of them because they were bad? Thank you! Antoni Berishaj http://wwwcip.rus.uni-stuttgart.de/~ger10999/Antoni.html
Date: 3/12/96 at 0:54:5 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: problem! Hi Antoni! Word problems are really cool, but sometimes hard to start with. I'm just going to help you set this one up and let you take it from there, okay? And if you need more help with it when I finish, be sure to write us back. How many apples do I have if I get 22 from my mom... 22 and twice as many from my dad 22 + 2*22 and then have to give half of (them) to my sister 1/2 * (22 + 2*22) and still have to throw away 8 of them (1/2 * (22 + 2*22) ) - 8 Does this help? -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum
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