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Problem Solving Steps

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Read the Question! What do you want to know? What do you know? Are there any handy formulas? Which Formula? Do the Math Make sure the UNITS are correct

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What do you want to Know? Read the question carefully, beware of distractors, Sometimes the question is in several steps, so it may be asking you several questions! – What are they?

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What do you Know? In the question, it will give you certain information, Some information comes from outside (what you have learned, basic facts [atomic mass, gravitational force], or things you will have to look up. You might want to make a list of those things.. (some of those may be distractors!)

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Are there any Handy Formula? There are often – in Physics and Chemistry – useful formulas!!! Make a list of the relevant ones for the problem. Have a list of all the formulas in your notebook!!!

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Which Formula? Or do you have to modify it? If you memorize one basic one. eg. Molar Mass = g / Mole That means, algebraically you know: g = Moles x Molar Mass & Moles = g / Molar Mass

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Do the Math Dimensional Analysis

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UNITS!!!

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Disclaimer Aloha I put together these power points for use in my science classes. You may use them in your classes. Some images are public domain, some are used under the fair-use provisions of the copyright law, some are mine. Copyright is retained by the owners! Ted Brattstrom

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