# Algebra: Solving Linear Equations - Part 2: Applications (Sample 1)

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[NOTE: This video is only the first 20 minutes of the full lesson] This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on how to solve typical linear word problems (story problems or applied problems). The tutor shows you how to solve for a specific variable in formulas. He also discusses how to covert a repeating decimal into a fraction (which was skipped in Basic Math: Lesson 6 -"Fractions") and will teach you how to convert units of measurement.

Examples of word problems done include:

Finding a number based on certain criteria.

Word problems involving some geometry (triangle, rectangle, circle).

Age problems.

Mixture problems.

Money problems (story of my life!).

Rate-Time-Distance problems.

Percent Equations/problems.

Ratio and Proportion (concepts and solving problems, including similar triangles).

Problems dealing with Unit Price.

Full Lesson can be found here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1e6kaa_algebra-solveq2-disc1_tech

Examples of word problems done include:

Finding a number based on certain criteria.

Word problems involving some geometry (triangle, rectangle, circle).

Age problems.

Mixture problems.

Money problems (story of my life!).

Rate-Time-Distance problems.

Percent Equations/problems.

Ratio and Proportion (concepts and solving problems, including similar triangles).

Problems dealing with Unit Price.

Full Lesson can be found here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1e6kaa_algebra-solveq2-disc1_tech