# Algebra: Symbol Word Problems

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Symbol Problems are word problems that use symbols to represent a certain group of operations.

The question will always tell you what the symbols means. Read the question carefully and then plug in the numbers.

Example 1:

What is the value of

Solution:

Step 1: Plug in

Step 2: Plug in x = 4

Example 2:

If , what is the value of k?

Solution:

Step 1: Plug in x = 4 and y = 5

Step 2: Plug in x = k and y = 10

Step 3: Equate the two

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