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## Worksheets for Converting Percents / Decimals

(Go to worksheets)There are many ways to solve an arithmetic word problem. Here are some ideas on how to proceed.

Step 1: Understand the equation needed to solve the word problem.Read through the entire word problem to get a feel for what will be asked. The question at the end tells you what type of equation is needed.For example, if the question is "How many dogs, cats and fish are there?" then you can build the equation

count = d + c + f, wheredis the count of dogs,cis the count of cats andfis the count of fish.

Step 2: Plug values from the word problem into the equation.After building the equation, reread the word problem to find numeric values to plug into the equation. In the easiest cases, the words in the question directly match the words next to the numbers.

Example: "If your house has 2 dogs and 3 cats, how many dogs and cats live in your house?" The equation is

count = d + c, where 2 is the value ofdand 3 is the value ofc.Plug numeric values into the equation for every variable until only one variable has no value. This should be the variable asked for in the question.

Step 3: Solve the equation for the variable value.Solve the equation for the one variable that did not have a value in the word problem.

Write your answer on the question sheet for comparison to the correct value on the answer sheet. Now you can move on to the next question until you have answered them all. Great job!