More often the word problems consist of almost all information in text format rather than the mathematical notations.

The information in the word problem is converted into mathematical notations by applying some mathematical operations or forming equations and solved by using some problem solving strategies.

As application of mathematical operations is used, it can be named as application problem.

Thus, the application problem is a better name than word problem.

The information in the word problem is converted into mathematical notations by applying some mathematical operations or forming equations and solved by using some problem solving strategies.

As application of mathematical operations is used, it can be named as application problem.

Thus, the application problem is a better name than word problem.