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work out (3)

Meaning: to find the solution to a numerical problem

Synonym: calculate, figure out, nut out (Australian, informal)

For example:

  • work out sth There are five of us and the bill is $72.00. Can you work out how much we each have to pay?

  • work sth out Have you worked it out yet?

Nouns often used as objects with
work out (3): answer, solution, total, result

Quick Quiz:

If you have to work out a mathematical problem, you can use
  1. a mathematician
  2. a calculator
  3. a magic formula

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