a verbal model question write a verbal model,assign labels,use labels to translate your verbal model into an equation

Here's some thoughts to get you started on solving the problem:

To determine if you can finish the paper before 5pm, you must first calculate the number of minutes between 3:50 and 5pm.

Once you get the number of minutes you have to write the paper, you need to multiply by 20 wpm, because you can write 20 words per every minute you have. The answer you get will tell you the maximum number of words you can write in that timeframe between 3:50 and 5pm. So, if the answer you get is greater than 1,200, then you can finish the paper in time.

Good luck!