# How to Solve Math Problem

Do you have a problem when you want to solve math problem ? I have six steps for you and download file for clear.

Step 1

Read the problem.

Step 2

Find out, what am I supposed to find out. If it is too complicated to understand at the first time read the problem again and again.

Step 3

Look for clues words to show which operation to use,

Addition:

and…add…

addend…plus…

sum…more…

more than…

in all…total…

all together…

perimeter…

combined

Suctraction

Minuend…subtrahend

difference…subtract

minus…take away…

less than…remain…

are left…have left

how much more

fewer…are not…

decreased by…

how much change (money) is left

Multiplication

factor…product…times…of…

multiplied by…

area…volume…

each…twice=2x…thrice=3x… …how many times more…

Division

dividend…divisor

…quotient…

divided by…per…

half = ÷ 2…

separated…rate…

ratio…fraction…

decimal…part…

percent…

Beware…

Of red herrings! (false clues) In this case, numbers that are just there to trick you, but are not needed to solve the problem.

What to do

if you’ve read the question more than once, and you still don’t know which way to turn..

Then just do something!

You know there are four operations and you’ll have to do at least one of them. So pick one.

You know you need to do that operation using at least two numbers, so pick two of the numbers in the problem. Then either add ‘em, subtract ‘em, multiply ‘em, or divide ‘em. You may be wrong, but YOU MAY BE RIGHT!

Step 4

Solve the problem.

Step 5

Now think… Does this answer make sense? Would I expect this to be the answer?

Remember

If you ONLY answer half the question, EVEN if you get that half 100% right… That’s only 50% of the question… And 50% is an F!

Step 6

Ask yourself… Are there more parts to this question? (Some questions have two or more parts!) Check your work… just work backwards, using the opposite operations and see if you end up where you began.

Congratulations!

That’s how to solve a math problem.

Some more clues for math sleuths…

Always try something.

Never try nothing.

Show your work and hand it in. Even if you don’t make it the whole way, you may have come close.

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