# Solving Math word problems

*label*Mathematics

*timer*Asked: Jun 6th, 2015

**Question description**

I wanted to know if there is a certain formula to use to answer any word math problem. I am needing to pass a certification test and I always have trouble in the math section. I can add, subtract, multiply and divide just fine. My trouble is knowing what to do with the math word problem that I am reading. The one that stumps me involves a building, a flag pole and height and distances of a person standing so many feet away from the flag pole. Shadowing is not included in on this factor.