WORD PROBLEMSAlgebraStep 5. Check the answer.The area of the reduced area pad is 264 square feet less than the area ofthe original pad.600264(202x)(302x)336[202(3)][302(3)]336(206)(306)336(14)(24)336336Thus, the answer checks.SummaryThe important information from this chapter is summarized below.Algebraic Word Problems SummaryAlgebraic word problems can easily be solved by following these five basicsteps:Step 1. Let some letter, such as x, represent one ofthe unknowns.Step 2. Express the other unknowns in terms of xusing the information given in the problem.Step 3. Write an equation that represents insymbols exactly what the problem states inwords.Step 4. Solve the equation.Step 5. Check the answer to see that it satisfies theconditions stated in the problem.MA-02 Page 62 Rev. 0

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