Quandaries
and Queries 

Name:allison Question: 

Hi Allison, If you are going to write an algebraic equation to solve this problem you need first to decide what the variable will reprersent. Since you are asked to find how many trees were planted in March it seems reasonable to let that be the variable. The problem now says that the number of trees planted in April (71) was 3 more than twice the number of trees planted in March. Since the number planted in March was x this says Now can you find the value of x? Penny 

