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Problem solving using mathematics

STEP 1: Identify the request.
What does the problem ask for?
STEP 2: Respond to the request.
Ask " How Would I Find Out ? "
STEP 3: Generate the result.
Ask "What does the result tell me?"
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Problem that you can quickly work using mental math provide exceptional opportunities to develop mathematical skills. Write out the steps as done in this example. As problems become too involved to be solved using mental math you will be well prepared to solve them easily using mathematics.
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