# how to solve algebra word problems

### The length of a rectangle is 6 less than twice the width. If the perimeter is 60 inches, what are th

The length of a rectangle is 6 less than twice the width. If the perimeter is 60 inches, what are the dimensions? Set up 2 equations given P = 2l...
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### The length of a rectangle is three times its width.If the perimeter is 80 feet, what are the dimensi

The length of a rectangle is three times its width.If the perimeter is 80 feet, what are the dimensions? We're given 2 equations: l = 3w P = 80...
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### The sum of two numbers is 231. The larger is twice the smaller. What are the numbers?

Let x be the larger number. Let y be the smaller number. We're given two equations: x + y = 231 x = 2y Substitute (2) into (1) for x: 2y + y =...
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### John's age is twice Mary's age

Let m be Mary's age Let j be John's age j = 2m
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### Twice a number decreased by eight is zero

The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable. We can pick any letter a-z except for i and e. Let's choose x. Twice a number: 2x decreased by...
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### The sum of two y and the quantity of three plus y plus twice the quantity two y minus two equals fif

The sum of two y and the quantity of three plus y plus twice the quantity two y minus two equals fifteen The sum of two y and the quantity of...
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### Twice the quantity of seven plus x is the same as the difference of x and seven

seven plus x 7 + x Twice the quantity of seven plus x 2(7 + x) Difference of x and seven x - 7 The phrase is the same as means equal to. This...
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### Twice the quantity of two y and six

two y and six 2y + 6 Twice the quantity: 2(2y + 6)
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### The difference of five and five y is the same as eight and two y

The difference of five and five y 5 - 5y eight and two y 8 + 2y The phrase is the same as means equal to. Set 5 - 5y equal to 8 + 2y for our...
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### The sum of two y and three is the same as the difference of three y and one

The sum of two y and three 2y + 3 the difference of three y and one 3y - 1 is the same as means equal to. Set 2y + 3 equal to 3y - 1 for our...
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### Twenty-five is the same as ten added to twice a number

The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable. We can pick any letter a-z except for i and e. Let's choose x. Twice a number means we multiply...
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### Sixteen subtracted from five times a number equals the number plus four

The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable. We can pick any letter a-z except for i and e. Let's choose x. 5 times a number 5x Sixteen...
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### Twenty-five is nine more than four times a number

The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable. We can pick any letter a-z except for i and e. Let's choose x. Four times a number: 4x nine...
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### If from twice a number you subtract four, the difference is twenty

The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable. We can pick any letter a-z except for i and e. Let's choose x. Twice a number means we multiply...
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