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# ZingPath: Setting Up Equations and Formulas

## Translating Problems Into One-Step Equations                      Searching for

## Setting Up Equations and Formulas

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Explore the full path to learning Setting Up Equations and Formulas Algebra-1

### Learning Made Easy

You will translate word problems (involving all four basic operations) into one-step equations.

### Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

• Translate simple word problems into one-step equations.

### Everything You'll Have Covered

Equations and Equality

An equation is a mathematical sentence that shows equality, includes an equal sign, and often includes a variable.

A relationship between mathematical expressions shows equality when the expressions are the same. For example:

5 + 8 = 13 x + 2 = 18

13 = 13 16 + 2 = 18

18 = 18

In order to solve real-world problems, you can write an equation to help you determine the answer.

Utilizing a Step-by-step Process When Translating Problems into One-step Equations

This Activity Object uses the following step-by-step process when translating problems into one-step equations:

1.��� Figure out what is being asked for, or identify the unknown.

2.��� Designate a variable to represent the unknown.

3.��� Select the words which show the relationship between the unknown and any other information given in the problem.

4.��� Determine the key word or words that indicate equality.

5.��� Determine the key word or words that indicate an operation.

6.��� Form the equation.

### Tutorial Details

 Approximate Time 20 Minutes Pre-requisite Concepts Students should know these concepts: algebraic expressions, basic operations on whole numbers, equality, equations, and variables. Course Algebra-1 Type of Tutorial Skills Application Key Vocabulary algebraic expression, translating problems, writing equations