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Solve a Simpler Problem Lesson 5-6

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Strategy When a problem contains difficult numbers (like fractions or mixed numbers), then imagine the problem with simpler numbers. Solve a problem using the simpler numbers. Check to see if the strategy worked. Does the answer make sense? Go back and use the same strategy, only this time you can use the more difficult numbers.

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If you get stuck… Remember, there are only four operations to choose from: multiply, divide, add, or subtract. Try a few operations and see which answer makes the most sense.

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Words that mean “Add” In all Increased by How many / how much Sum Total Added to Altogether

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Words that mean “Subtract” How many / how much MORE Decreased by Difference Less than Fewer than Left / left over Reduced by

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Words that mean “Multiply” Of Product Times Multiplied by In all / total / altogether (when referring to repeated addition)

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Words that mean “Divide” Quotient Out of Per Ratio Percent

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