Solving equations

Solving equations - x by itself on one side therefore add 5...

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Solving equations Remember that an equation is like a balance scale with the equal sign (=) being the fulcrum, or  center. Thus, if you do the  same thing to each side of the equation  (say, add 5 to each side), the  equation will still be balanced.  Example 1 Solve for  x x  – 5 = 23  To solve the equation  x  – 5 = 23, you must get 
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Unformatted text preview: x by itself on one side; therefore, add 5 to each side of the equation . In the same manner, you may subtract, multiply, or divide both sides of an equation by the same (nonzero) number, and the solution will not change. Sometimes you may have to use more than one step to solve for an unknown....
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