Contrary to that belief, it can be a learned trade.
Even the best athletes and musicians had some coaching along the way and lots of practice - that's what it also takes to be good at problem solving.
This is one reason why linear algebra (the study of linear systems and related concepts) is its own branch of mathematics.
In your studies, however, you will generally be faced with much simpler problems. The ten's digit stands for "ten times of this digit's value".
If your answer does check out make sure that you write your final answer with the correct labeling.: An airplane flying with the wind can cover a certain distance in 2 hours. How fast is the plane and what is the speed of the air, if the one-way distance is 600 miles?
= the rate of the wind Since this is a rate/distance problem, it might be good to organize our information using the distance formula.
Sounds simple enough, but some people jump the gun and try to start solving the problem before they have read the whole problem.
Once the problem is read, you need to list out all the components and data that are involved.
We will be looking at different types of word problems involving such ideas as distance, percentages, and something we can all relate to MONEY!!!
This is the exact same process for problem solving that was introduced in Tutorial 8: Introduction to Problem Solving.