How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, 2nd Edition

How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, 2nd Edition


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Solving word problems has never been easier than with Schaum's How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra!

This popular study guide shows students easy ways to solve what they struggle with most in algebra: word problems. How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, Second Edition, is ideal for anyone who wants to master these skills. Completely updated, with contemporary language and examples, features solution methods that are easy to learn and remember, plus a self-test.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071343077
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/1999
Series: How to Solve Word Problems Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 245,956
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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Table of Contents

How to Work Word Problems.


Time, Rate, and Distance.







Plane Geometric Figures.


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How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, 2nd Edition 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Going into Elementary Algebra I was petrified that I would have difficulty with the word problems. I had done very poorly with them (didn't have a clue on how to do them) in high school Algebra 40 years ago. This little book was one of the best supplemental texts I used to help me. I used it along with the other two books I listed below as recommended titles. Between these three books there wasn't one word problem in my homework assignments that I couldn't figure out. They did a much better job explaining how to set up and solve algebra word problems than my textbook. Each chapter addressed a particular type of word problem and has examples and practice problems with their solutions clearly worked out for you. The main types I was concerned with were mixture, coin and number, distance and work problems. This book was extremely helpful. I can't say enough about it. However, please note that I did use it along with the other two supplemental books I mention below. I often had all three books open in front of me whenever I was working on word problems in homework assignments. My college instructor gave us word problems as bonus questions on our tests and I nailed every one of them without any difficulty. What a great feeling after the terrible experience I had had in high school so many years ago. Like any subject you are learning, you do have to put some time and effort into understanding the material.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best book on how to solve and explain algebra word problems. The book isn't perfect--it lacks examples of problems more typically found in pre-calculus algegra, but the explanations ARE SO GOOD--that the average student can take it from where the book ends and thrive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
27 years ago my Intermediate Algebra Teacher, Ruth Flournoy, gave me a copy of this book. This removed barriers that enabled me to help others with what had caused me terror. I have given many copies of this "4-page" Book as I like to call it. I say this because the first 4 pages show you how, the rest of the book is confidence-building step by step instructive practice that gave me and my students power to excel.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished Intermediate Algebra. I sailed through any of the word problems we were given and there was always at least one on every test.