Definition of word problem in English:

word problem

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  • The problem of determining whether two different products are equal, or two sequences of operations are equivalent.
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    • Some groups of students respond differently to a word problem's context.
    • This is a word problem whose solution includes solving a system of two linear equations.
    • That same day, I raised my hand when my trigonometry teacher asked the class for a volunteer to go up to the board and explain a word problem that most of the class had difficulty understanding.

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