# Explain the procedure to solve word problems in Algebra with an example.

Steps involved in solving a word problem:

1. Write what is given and what is required.
2. Denote the unknowns by the variables as x, y, etc.
3. Change the problem into a problem of mathematical statements.
4. Form the linear equation in one variable using the conditions given in the problems.
5. Solve the equation for the unknown.

Example :

Form a linear equation from the given statement: ‘When 5 is added to twice a number, it gives 11.’

Let the number be x. Twice the number is $2 x$, and it is added to 5, $2 x +5$.

Which is equal to 11.

$2(x)+5 = 11$

Therefore,

$2x + 5 = 11$ is the required equation.

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