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Examples, solutions, videos, and worksheets to help Grade 7 and Grade 8 learn how to write and solve linear equation word problems.

Solving linear equation word problems involves translating the problem from words into a mathematical equation and then solving that equation. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

- Read the Problem Carefully

- Understand what the problem is asking.
- Identify the key information provided in the problem.

- Define the Variables

- Assign variables to the unknown quantities you’re trying to find.

- Set Up the Equation

- Translate the words into a mathematical equation using the variable(s) you defined.
- Identify relationships such as “sum,” “difference,” “product,” and “quotient” to form the equation.

- Solve the Equation

- Use algebraic methods to solve the equation for the unknown variable(s).
- This might involve adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, or using the distributive property.

- Check Your Solution

- Substitute your solution back into the original problem to ensure it satisfies all conditions.

- Answer the Question

- Provide the final answer in the context of the problem.

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