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

**Steps involved in solving a word problem:**

- Write what is given and what is required.
- Denote the unknowns by the variables as x, y, etc.
- Change the problem into a problem of mathematical statements.
- Form the linear equation in one variable using the conditions given in the problems.
- 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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