Learning Math Index
for Those Who Need Help
Printable Version of Word Problems
Mark the units or information you are given in Green.
Mark the units or information you are looking for in Red.
Mark the connecting words with Blue.
Draw a diagram of the relationship.
Find the equation that matches the given units with the units you are looking
for. (Note: Sometimes units must be converted in the beginning.)
To find a flow in a drop test. Place a ruler on the wall of the
filter. Suppose the water drops 27" in 15 seconds.
The filter is 10' wide
by 12' long. What
is the flow equal to in gpm, cfs,
and mgd? (gpm = gallons per minute;
cfs = cubic feet/second;
mgd = million gallons/day.)
Givens: 12' long
27" drop in 15 seconds
*Conversion of 27":
What you are looking for: gpm
Example Problems Using Information
Example Problems Using Connecting Words