# Solving Linear Equations Objective:  Identify and solve equations that are linear in nature. Title: Jul 31 ­ 2:11 PM (1 of 10)

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Objective: Identify and solve equations that are linear in nature.
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Linear equations are equations such as
3x + 12 = 0,
0.62x &shy; 0.3 = 0
Sometimes a linear equation is called a first&shy;degree equation, because the variable is of degree 1.
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Solve the equation: 3(x &shy; 2) = 5(x &shy; 1)
3x &shy; 6 = 5x &shy; 5
3x = 5x + 1
&shy;2x = 1
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&shy;1
2
Notation
The book uses brackets to show a finite set of solutions. This is called set notation.
If
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the book will say, &quot;The solution set is &quot;
Solve The solution set is Title: Jul 31 &shy; 2:11 PM (5 of 10)
Solve
9x &shy; (7x &shy; 1) = 2
9x &shy;7x + 1 = 2
2x + 1 = 2
2x = 1
1
2
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Solve
2x
= 2 + 1 x
5
3
2x
5
1 x
3 = 2
6
x
15
5 x
= 2
15
1
x = 2
15
1
.
x = 2 . 15
15
15
{30}
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Solve
2x
= 2 + 1 x using another method.
5
3
Find the least common denominator (LCD) for the fractions in the problem, then multiply every term by the LCD.
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The LCD in this example is 15.
15 . 15 . 13 x
15 . 52 x = 2 + 6x = 30 + 5x
x = 30
{30}
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Homework:
pg. 998
#'s: 13&shy;30
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