# Pre-Algebra Word Problem Worksheet

This worksheet features a cryptarithmetic puzzle where the letters A and B represent different digits in a simple addition problem. Students are asked to decipher the specific digits that A and B represent to solve the equation. The problem is set up with the format BA + AB + AB resulting in CAA, and the students’ task is to identify the value of A.

The worksheet is designed to teach students the basics of cryptarithmetic, a type of mathematical game or puzzle where the digits are replaced by letters of the alphabet or other symbols. It aims to enhance the students’ problem-solving skills, logical reasoning, and understanding of place value in addition. The exercise also encourages students to engage in systematic trial and error, as they must consider the rules of addition and carry-over in multi-digit sums.