Basic Math: Solving Mixed Problems
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Introduction


Concept/Skill  Sample  Learn Zillion  Khan Academy  Breakthrough to Math, Level 1, Book 6  Foundations Mathematics  Number Power 6  Breakthrough to Math, Workbook  WorkWise: Math at Work  
Mixed Word Problems with Whole Numbers 
When you have a real life situation, you don't know ahead of time what kind of math you will need to do to solve a problem. When you have a question like, "How much change will I get back if I owe $43 and I pay with a $50 bill?" you have to figure out that it is a subtraction problem and then set up and do the math: $50  $43 = $7 
Understand a Word Problem 

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MatheMagics 1  Choosing an Operation in Word Problems 
Problem Solving


Concept/Skill  Sample  Learn Zillion  Khan Academy  Breakthrough to Math, Level 1, Book 6  Foundations Mathematics  Number Power 6  Breakthrough to Math, Workbook  WorkWise: Math at Work  
Solving Single Step Mixed Word Problems with Whole Numbers 
For this question: "Andre spent a $50 on a pair of shoes and now has $175 left in his bank account. How much money did he have before he bought the shoes?" 1) What question is the problem asking? How much money was sin his account before he spent part of it. 2) What facts does the problem give? He paid $50 for shoes. The new balance in his account is $175. 3) Are there any word clues in the problem? 4) What do I need to do to get the answer? We will add the $50 back to the $175. $50+$175=$225. Andre had $225 in his account before he paid for the shoes. 
Problem Solving Using Whole Number Operations 

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Word Problems Using all 4 Operations  
GED Math 1e, Solving Word Problems, Choosing the Operations  
Solving MultiStep Mixed Word Problems with Whole Numbers 
For this question: “Johnny needs to fill up 3 gas tanks that each hold 2 gallons of gas. If gas is $3 per gallon, how much will he spend to fill up all of the gas tanks?” 1) What question is the problem asking? Cost for 3 gas tanks. 2) What facts does the problem give? Gas is $3 a gallon. His 3 gas tanks hold 2 gallons each. 3) Are there any word clues in the problem? 4) What do I need to do to get the answer? First you need to find out how many total gallons of gas Johnny is buying. Since he has 3 tanks, and they each hold 2 gallons, you can either add (2+2+2) or multiply (3x2) to get 6 gallons. To find out how much the 6 gallons will cost, you will multiply: 6 x $3 = $18. Johnny will spend $18 to fill up all of the gas tanks. 
Solve a multistep word problem  Solving multistep word problems by organizing data  2step word problem: theater 
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Word problems: Order of operations  
Multistep word problems  Solving two step word problems using a model  
Multistep word problems with multiplication  2step word problem: running  
Multistep word problems with multiplication (2) 
Problem Solving PostTest: Single Step Mixed Word Problems
1. In Breakthrough to Math, Book 6, complete Exercise 5B on page 30. It is OK to use a calculator on this test.  
2. Answers can be found on pages 4547.  
3. A passing score is 4 out of 5. 
Problem Solving PostTest: MultiStep Mixed Word Problems
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