MiraCosta College

Math 125 - College Algebra

Word Problems - Exercises with Guided Solutions

Steve Schaefer, Instructor

This page contains some exercises to help you approach and master word problems. The exercises are located in the frame at the top of the page. Use the scroll bar on the right to move through the list. Solve each problem and check your answer. Each exercise also has two levels of hints labeled "Method" and "First Step". You may find these helpful if you have difficulty getting started. Each exercise also has a complete solution.

These exercises emphasize the units of measurement. Pay particular attention to the way that they are handled in the solutions. Managing the units of measurement is a skill that you can learn. If you do this, you will find that you can successfully solve much more complex problems.