You'll also be expected to know that "perimeter" indicates the length around the outside of a flat shape such as a rectangle (so you'll probably be adding lengths) and that "area" indicates the size of the insides of the flat shape (so you'll probably be multiplying length by width, or applying some other formula).
The hardest thing about doing word problems is using the part where you need to take the English words and translate them into mathematics.
Usually, once you get the math equation, you're fine; the actual math involved is often fairly simple.
Suppose you're told that Shelby earns "time and a half" for any hours she works over forty for a given week.
You would be expected to know that "time and a half" means dollars for every over-time hour.
How many more marbles does Markus have in each bag? On Thursday, they ran ½ as many kilometres as on Wednesday.
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