For in GOD we live, and move, and have our being.
 Acts 17:28
The Joy of a Teacher is the Success of his Students.
 Samuel Chukwuemeka
(1.) Word problems are written in standard British English.
(2.) Some word problems are very lengthy and some are unnecessary. Those ones are meant to discourage you from even trying.
(3.) Word problems in Mathematics demonstrate the realworld applications of mathematical concepts.
(4.) Embrace word problems. See it as writing from "English to Math".
Take time to:
(a.) Read to understand. Paraphrase and shorten long sentences as necessary.
(b.) Reread and note/underline the vocabulary "math" terms written in English.
(c.) Translate/Write "important" sentences one at a time.
(d.) Review what you wrote to ensure correctness.
(e.) Solve the math, and check your solution in the word problem.
Does that solution makes sense?
If it does, you are probably correct.
If it does not, please redo it.
For ACT Students
The ACT is a timed exam...$60$ minutes for $60$ questions
So, you should try to solve each question correctly and timely
Some questions will typically take less than a minute a solve.
Some questions will typically take more than a minute to solve.
The goal is to maximize your time. You use the time saved on those questions you
solved in less than a minute, to solve the questions that will take more than a minute.
So, it is not just solving a question correctly, but solving it correctly on time.
Please ensure you attempt all ACT questions.
There is no "negative" penalty for any wrong answer.
Translate these word problems to Math.
Use appropriate variables.
Define your variables.
Do not solve unless you wish.


