Algebra Word Problems

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Algebra word problems are the word problems associated with algebra terms which uses algebra formulas. Algebra word problems are generally converted into the mathematical language of equations which are then solved with the help of algebra formulas. In this type of word problems, first we have to interpret the problem and then we will make equations based on it and hence finally solve it.
Example 1:John bought five books at five dollars each and five pens at 2 dollars each. How much did John pay?

Solution 1:-Given

John bought five books at five dollars each and also five pens at 2 dollars each.

It is clear from the above that,

The cost of one book is $5.

Therefore the cost of five books = 5 x $5 = $25

Cost of one pen is $2

Therefore the cost of five pens = 5 x $2 = $10

Now we have to find the cost of five books and five pens,

Therefore the cost of five books and five pens = $25 + $10 = $35
 
Example 2:Tom bought two calendars and two books at five dollars each. How much did Tom pay?

Solution :- Given

Tom bought two calendars and two books at five dollars each.

It is clear from the above that,

The cost of one calendar is $5.

Therefore the cost of two calendars = 2 x $5 = $10

Also the cost of one book is $5

Therefore the cost of two books = 2 x $5 = $10

Now we have to find the cost of two calendars and two books,

Therefore the cost of two books and two pens = $10 +$ 10 =  $20
 
 

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