Hi MHF,

This is my first time posting and I really appreciate your assistance. So here's what I'm trying to do:

* Create a situation (story).

* Write a question about this situation so that solving the equation will give you the answer to your question. State clearly what the variable in the equation represents in the situation.

* Solve the equation to answer your question.

Here's a few I'm working on and your input, thoughts, and examples would be helpful as I write my own:

1.) 4a=12

2.) r + 5 = 20

3.) 2n + 1 = 11