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

    The Video Math Tutor

    by The Video Math Tutor

    [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: