# SOLUTION: I have a hard time with putting word problems into an equation. Can you please help me? A banana has 85 calories. This is 10 calories less than one eighth of the calories in a b

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 Question 537359: I have a hard time with putting word problems into an equation. Can you please help me? A banana has 85 calories. This is 10 calories less than one eighth of the calories in a banana split. How many calories are in a banana split? PLEASE HELP.Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!"This" ___ 85 "is" ___ = "10 calories less than" ___ - 10 "one eighth of the calories in a banana split" ___ S / 8 85 = (S / 8) - 10