Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Ratio Word Problems Tutorial Series

This is a series of tutorials regarding ratio word problems. Ratio is defined as the relationship between two numbers where the second number is how many times the first number is contained. In this series of problems, we will learn about the different types of ratio word problems. How to Solve Word Problems Involving Ratio… Read More »

How to Solve Word Problems Involving Ratio Part 4

This is the fourth and the last part of the solving problems involving ratio series. In this post, we are going to solve another ratio word problem. Problem The ratio of two numbers 1:3. Their difference is 36. What is the larger number? Solution and Explanation Let x be the smaller number and 3x be… Read More »

How to Solve Word Problems Involving Ratio Part 2

This is the second part of a series of post on Solving Ratio Problems. In the first part, we have learned how to solve intuitively and algebraically problems involving ratio of two quantities. In this post, we are going to learn how to solve a ratio problem involving 3 quantities. Problem 2 The ratio of the… Read More »

How to Solve Investment Word Problems in Algebra

Investment word problems in Algebra is one of the types of problems that usually come out in the Civil Service Exam. In solving investment word problems, you should know the basic terms used. Some of these terms are principal (P) or the money invested, the rate (R) or the percent of interest, the interest (I)… Read More »

How to Solve Investment Problems Part 4

This is the fourth part of the Solving Investment Problems Series. In this part, we discuss a problem which is very similar to the third part. We discuss an investment at two different interest rates. Problem Mr. Garett invested a part of $20 000 at a bank at 4% yearly interest. How much does he… Read More »

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