## A sample problem from

*Making Sense of Story Problems*

Start a problem solution by responding directly to what is asked for.

Note the simplicity of getting underway in this problem.

The problem TELLS you the answer.

This example is one of the problems in *Making sense of Story Problems*,

a workbook for teaching and learning problem solving.

It is specifically designed for Algebra I and pre-algebra students to

cure the *I can't do word problems* syndrome.

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The problem solution was developed using SureMath.