Word problems are challenging, but rewarding once you learn how they're done! Let's take a look at another word problem. In this problem we'll find the speed of a driver by comparing their driving time, distance, and speed of another driver.
Problem Text: Sammy leaves town drive 40 miles per hour. 2 hours later, Carol leaves from the same place traveling the same road. She catches Sammy after 5 hours and 20 minutes. How fast was Carol driving?
Your favorite school teacher Michel van Biezen introduces you to solving word problems in Algebra, touching on a variety of practical applications including: mixture problems, sum of consecutive integers, calculating age, number problems, rate and distance problems, percentages, investment calculations, rates of performing work, determining the equation based on two points, finding the slope and X and Y intercepts, solving word problems with two variables, and much more.
His videos are short and straight-forward, presenting the problems clearly, with explanation, and a thorough solution.