Writing An Algebraic Expression From A Word Problem

This tutorial quickly shows how to write a math expression from the following word problem:

Maggie has 3 quarters, Elizabeth has 5 quarters and Johnny has 7 quarters.  If q represents $0.25, which of the following expressions represents the amount of money they have altogether?

a) 15q    b) 0.25q    c) 12q     d) 16q



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