Word For Problem Solving
Sometimes you'll not feel sure of your translation of the English into a mathematical expression or equation. For instance, if you're not sure if you should be dividing or multiplying, try the process each way with regular numbers. — and, trust me, you don't want to do this to yourself! Certain words indicate certain mathematica operations. But the order in addition doesn't matter, so it's okay to add backwards, because the result will be the same either way.) Also note that order is important in the "quotient/ratio of" and "difference between/of" constructions.If a problems says "the ratio of Some times, you'll be expected to bring your "real world" knowledge to an exercise.You'll also be expected to know that "perimeter" indicates the length around the outside of a flat shape such as a rectangle (so you'll probably be adding lengths) and that "area" indicates the size of the insides of the flat shape (so you'll probably be multiplying length by width, or applying some other formula).And "volume" is the insides of a three-dimensional shape, such as a cube or sphere (so you'll probably be multiplying).For example, common problems can be found in all areas of our work like: All of which can be seen as opportunities.Perhaps just as important as the words we use in our definition of problem solving, is our attitude towards problem solving.They both have similarities, and of course you must have decision making as part of a problem solving process.Decisions however tend to be a choice about alternatives and take you forward to action.For instance, suppose you're told that "Shelby worked eight hours MTTh F and six hours WSat".You would be expected to understand that this meant that she worked eight hours for each of the four days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; and six hours for each of the two days Wednesday and Saturday.