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How to Translate Words Into Equations

I've never met a student who liked word problems, and they only get worse the further you get into math. However, if you look at them like a foreign language, you just need a pocket translation dictionary to translate the words into symbols, and that's what this video is all about. Sum, difference, quotient, increased by, decreased by, product -- all these words translate directly into numbers and symbols, and this video shows you how.