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Algebra can be used to solve word problems.

First Degree Equations
1. If 27 is subtracted from three times a certain number, the result is 18. Find the number. (Note 1)
Word Problem 1 Solution

2. The sum of three consecutive integers is 13 greater than twice the smallest of the three integers. Find the numbers. (Note 1)
Word Problem 2 Solution

3. Danny received a car repair bill for $106. This included $23 for parts, $22 per hour for each hour of labor, and $6 for taxes. Find the number of hours of labor. (Note 1)
Word Problem 3 Solution

4. If 15 is subtracted from three times a certain number, the result is 27. Find the number. (Note 1)
Word Problem 4 Solution

5. If 1 is subtracted from seven times a certain number, the result is the same as if 31 is added to three times the number. Find the number. (Note 1)
Word Problem 5 Solution

6. Find three consecutive integers whose sume is 42. (Note 1)
Word Problem 6 Solution

7. Find four consecutive integers whose sume is -118. (Note 1)
Word Problem 7 Solution

8. Find three consecutive odd integers such that three times the second minus the third is 11 more than the first. (Note 1)
Word Problem 8 Solution

9. Find three consecutive even integers such that four times the first minus the third is 6 more than twice the second. (Note 1)
Word Problem 9 Solution

(Note 1) The source for the problem statement is:
“Intermediate Algebra For College Students” by Jerome E. Kaufman


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