Solving Equations

Solving Equations
Distribute if necessary-(using the distributive
Get all variables on one side of the equation.
Combine like terms.
Think about inverse operations.
Get the variable by itself.
Plug back in and check your answer!
Coefficient- the number in front of the variable
(tells how many of the variable)
Variables on both sides of the equation
Combine like terms on each side
Find the largest coefficient (this will be the
side for the variables)
Move the smaller coefficient and variable
by using inverse operation
Move number to the opposite side of
equation (from variables) by using inverse
Find the variable; use inverse operation (to
both sides)to isolate