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How To Efficiently Solve
Problems
by Christie Boeve
# How To Efficiently Solve
Problems

## Reasoning

### Deductive reasoning: obtaining a
conclusion from given
information

### "If...Then" formatting

## Linear Functions and Slope

### Functions whose graphs are lines that are
not parallel to the vertical axis are called
Linear Functions

### Graphs can be helpful in solving a problem
when two variables are related in some way,
or problems with time, money or speed.

### There are two types of slope: Positive and Negative.
Positive slope is when the lines extend from lower left to
upper right and negative is the opposite, when the line
extends from the upper left to the lower right of the graph.

### y=mx+b is said to be slope-intercept form,
because the slope (m) of the line and the Y
intercept (b) can be read from the equation.

## What is a problem?

### A problem is a question that
has no obvious solution

## Understanding the problem

### read and reread

### draw/sketch a diagram

### restate the problem in your
own words

### make an educated guess

## Ways to solve a problem

### devise a plan

### make a drawing

### guess & check

### make a table

### use a modle

### work backwards

### use logical thinking

## what is problem solving

### Problem solving is when you have something
that needs to be solved but has no apparent
answer

## Using Venn-diagrams

### Venn-diagrams can be useful when
comparing and contrasting two or more
things

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Hypothesis: If a number is less than 3, (this is our given information) The it is less than 8. (this is our conclusion drawn from the given information)

carry out the plan, look back

A Venn-diagram is a set of two or more over lapping circles. they are each labeled and similarities go in the middle where the circles overlap and if the object does not match both categories it is put in the correct circle, but not in the middle.