Analyzing Formulas & How Variables Relate

Problem-Solving Process

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Problem-Solving Process

During this unit, you will use the problem-solving process to solve the problems. Review the problem-solving process and discuss with your classmates.

Problem-Solving Process

  1. Understand the problem situation.
    • What is the problem asking you to find out?
    • What information is provided?
    • What are the quantities that vary?
    • How are the variables related?
  2. Represent the situation.
    • Write a formula to show how the variables of the Strouhal number relate to each other.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Check that the mathematical answer makes sense.