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anonymous
 5 years ago
Word problems, for the benefit of Lil B.
anonymous
 5 years ago
Word problems, for the benefit of Lil B.

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0To remove all the clutter, explain it here blexting. I think I'm going to get some sleep.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OK.. When doing these types of problems I always look for "who" they are talking about. This problem says "A cheetah's sprinting speed" IS .... .. ... It never says "A zebra's running speed" IS....... The one it doesn't say "IS" gets the x. So the zebra = x

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then you go back to the first sentence and read it word for word putting in math symbols for words. The "catch" is that if you read the words "than", "subtracted from" or "added to" you have to "work backwards" I will explain that now.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A cheetah's sprinting speed is 61 miles per hour LESS THAN THREE TIMES a zebra's. You will notice the word "than" so you write down what comes after that first "three times a zebra's" which means 3x because the zebra is x. Then you go back to the word "THAN" and read what is right before that "LESS" so now you have "3x " Then you ask yourself how many less and you answer "61" so you write 3x  61 this IS what the cheetah's speed is

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But the next sentence says that a Cheetah's speed is 68 so you put 3x  61 = 68 Then to solve this "+61" to both sides 3x = 129 Divide both sides by 3 x = 43 So the zebra's speed is 43mph

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let me know what you don't understand.
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