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Word problems

Word problems are the problems given in text format (form of sentence) rather than just mathematical symbol and digits. It is also called as story problems. In word problems the data is given along with sentence and the mathematical operations are explained using words.
Steps to solve these problems:

Let us see some examples.


Question: Riya has 9 pencils with her. Her friend has 5 pencils. How many pencils are there altogether?
Answer: Here the data are 9 and 5, and the word altogether tells us to combine both the data. That means we have to add 9 and 5.
The answer is 9 + 5 = 14

Hint: The words like together, total, increased by, combined, added are there in the problem, it says that that is addition problem.