http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/5067-basic-algebra-linear-equation-word-problems-140

This 77 minute basic algebra lesson will introduce you to five types of word problems that are applications of linear equations. This lesson will show you first how to translate the words into algebra and then how to solve:

– number problems

– age problems (like Kevin is 3 times as old as his nephew, Doug. Two years ago, Kevin was 5 times as old as Doug was 4 years ago. Find their present ages.)

– coin problems

– mixture problems

– distance rate and time problems

This lesson contains explanations of the concepts and 20 example questions with step by step solutions plus 5 interactive review questions with solutions.

Lessons that will help you with the fundamentals of this lesson:

– 085 Fractions (http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/5074)

– 105 Rules for Integers and Absolute Value (http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/5073)

– 110 Basic Algebra Part I (http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/5060)