Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 1 - Whole Numbers - 1.10 Solving Application Problems - 1.10 Exercises: 32

Answer

Step 1: Read (and re-read) the problem carefully. Step 2: First work out a plan for solving the problem. Step 3: Estimate what the answer could be. Step 4. Apply your plan in Step 2 to solve the problem. Step 5. State your answer from Step 4 clearly. Step 6. Check your work.

Work Step by Step

As explained in the text (page 90), the six steps to solve an application problem are: Step 1: Read (and re-read) the problem carefully to make sure that it is very clear in one's mind. Step 2: First work out a plan for solving the problem. This can involve sketches, visualization, and writing out the steps in words. Step 3: Estimate what the answer could be. Feel free to round numbers and do "rough" calculations. Step 4. Apply your plan in Step 2 to solve the problem. Step 5. State your answer from Step 4 clearly. Step 6. Check your work. See if your answer matched your estimate from Step 3.
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