Solving word problems
Solving word problems is like being a detective!
The key is to read the questions very carefully.
There are 17 people on the bus.
6 people get off at the first stop and 7 people get on.
How many people are now on the bus?
17 people on the bus – 6 get off = 11 people on the bus
11 + 7 people that get on the bus = 18 people
The answer is 18 people.