I know that you often sit in class and wonder, "Why am I forced to learn about equations, Algebra and variables?"
But... trust me, there are real situations where you will use your knowledge of Algebra and solving equations to solve a problem that is not school related. And... if you can't, you're going to wish that you remembered how.
It might be a time when you are trying to figure out how much you should get paid for a job, or even more important, if you were paid enough for a job that you've done. It could also be a time when you are trying to figure out if you were over charged for a bill.
This is important stuff - when it comes time to spend YOUR money - you are going to want to make sure that you are getting paid enough and not spending more than you have to.
Ok... let's put all this newly learned knowledge to work.
There are a few rules to remember when writing Algebra equations:
Let's look at an example of an algebra word problem.
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The next example shows how to identify a constant within a word problem.
The last example is a word problem that requires an equation with variables on both sides.
I know many students have difficulty with word problems. However, if you break the problem apart and think about what you are being asked to solve, it becomes a little easier.
Congratulations! If you've followed all of the solving equations lessons, you have now completed your first unit in Algebra!
- Balancing Equations
- Solving one-step equations (Addition).
- Solving one-step equations (Subtraction).
- Solving one-step equations (Multiplication).
- Solving one-step division equations.
- Solving two-step equations.
- Using the Distributive Property
- Solving equations with fractions
- Solving Literal Equations
- Equations with variables on both sides
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