# Algebrafied Version of the Question

by Nancy
(Pontotoc, MS)

Algebraying Mathematics

Write the existing math problem that you wish to change, and then write the new “algebrafied” version of the question

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Algebraying mathematics is about finding a general solution to a family of related problems, rather than solving one isolated problem.

Algebraying mathematics is about finding a general pattern for a type of problem.

For example, suppose you had an arithmetic problem with a missing number.

8 + ? = 15

Now, there are an entire class of related problems:

? + 8 = 15

1 + ? = 10

15 + ? = 16

. . . and so on

There are thousands of problems which are in this family group:

a known number + an unknown number = a known total

Regardless of the problem within this group, the solution is always the same:

unknown number = known total - known number.

It does not matter what the known total and known number are, the solution is always a subtraction problem - every time.

Finding a general solution (subtraction) for this type of problem is what algrbraying is all about.

### Comments for Algebrafied Version of the Question

 Feb 25, 2013 Algebraying Mathematics by: Staff Answer You forgot to include the math problem you wish to algebrafy. Just submit it as a comment to this post. Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com