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12.4: The 5-Step Method of Solving Applied Problems

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    1. Let \(x\) (or some other letter) represent the unknown quantity.
    2. Translate the English to mathematics and form an equation.
    3. Solve this equation.
    4. Check this result by substituting it into the original statement of the problem.
    5. Write a conclusion.

    This page titled 12.4: The 5-Step Method of Solving Applied Problems is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Denny Burzynski & Wade Ellis, Jr. (OpenStax CNX) .

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