Big Four Word Problems
Word problems provide an opportunity for you to apply your math skills to real-world situations. In this chapter, all the problems can be solved using the Big Four operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing).
The Problems You’ll Work On
The problems in this chapter fall into three basic categories, based on their difficulty:
Basic word problems where you need to perform a single operation
Intermediate word problems where you need to use two different operations
Tricky word problems that require several different operations and more difficult calculations
What to Watch Out For
Here are a few tips for getting the right answer to word problems:
Read each problem carefully to make sure you understand what it’s asking.
Use scratch paper to gather and organize information from the problem.
Think about which Big Four operation (adding, subtracting, ...