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Today's LessonCATEGORY: Useful Expressions
SOLVE (A PROBLEM)   (問題)を解く


  • To solve a problem is to find an answer to the problem.

    A solution is an answer to a problem.
  • solve  a problem は、問題の答えを見つける、つまり問題を解く、解決する、という意味です。

    solution  は、名詞で、解答、解決法、という意味です。


  1. (a teacher to her students)
    For homework, I'd like you to solve problems 5, 6, and 7 in your math workbook.
  2. (one student to another) 
    a: How did you solve problem 14?
    b: It's easy. Just multiply everything by 1/2.
  3. Newton was able to solve some of the great problems of physics and mathematics.
  4. It will not be easy to solve the problem of world hunger.
  5. You can find the solutions for all the even-numbered problems at the back of the book.
  6. I wasn't able to come up with a solution to the problem Mr. Casland gave us for homework.
  7. The whole world is praying for a peaceful solution to the crisis.

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