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Students often have problems setting up an equation for a word problem in algebra. To do that, they need to see the RELATIONSHIP between the different quantities in the problem. This article explains some of those relationships.
Example: Helen has 2 inches of hair cut off each time she goes to the hair salon. If h equals the length of hair before she cuts it and c equals the length of hair after she cuts it, which equation would you use to find the length of Helen''''s hair after she visit the hair salon?
House of Math Word Problems for Children
(Aligned with Common Core Standards & Available in Spanish )
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