Hi it’s Joanna and I am going to help you with problem solving. I am going to help you with 2 of the questions that were for homework this weekend. So the first one that I am going to help you with is:

On the first down, a football team had loss of 8 yd. after two downs; the team had an overall gain of 20 yd. How many yards were gained on the second down?

The first thing you have to do is read the question 3 times so that you can understand what you have to do with the question.  After reading it 3 times find  where the question is by underlining it

On the first down, a football team had loss of 8 yd. after two downs; the team had an overall gain of 20 yd. How many yards were gained on the second down?

Now that you know what the question is. Find another way to say that by using a blank for the answer. Like this

The team gained ____ yards on the second down

What are some other important words? After finding it Highlight them

On the first down, a football team had loss of 8 yd. after two downs; the team had an overall gain o f 20 yd. How many yards were gained on the second down?

Now we need to make the let statement

Let y= yards gained on the second down

Now that you know the answer is 28 you can now fill in the blank that you left in the beginning

The team gained 28 yards on the second down

The next question that I am going to do is

Ben and Jerry together own 24 comic books. If Ben owns 6 comic books, how many does Jerry own?

So the first thing you have to do is read the question 3 times so that you can understand what you have to do with the question After reading it 3 times finds where the question is by underlining it

Ben and Jerry together own 24 comic books. If Ben owns 6 comic books, how many does Jerry own?

Now that you know what the question is. Find another way to say that by using a blank for the answer. Like this

Jerry owns ____Comic books

What are some other important words? After finding it Highlight them

Ben and Jerry together own 24 comic books. If Ben owns 6 comic books, how many does Jerry own?

Now we need to make the let statement

Let C= Jerry’s cb (comic books)

Now that you know the answer is 18 you can fill in the blank spot that you left

Jerry owns 18 Comic books

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