Recall the following:
- A linear equation is a polynomial of degree 1.
- In order to solve for the unknown variable, you must isolate
- In the order of operations, multiplication and division are
completed before addition and subtraction.
LINEAR EQUATION - Solve for x in the following equation.
Add 4 to both sides of the equation:
Divide both sides by 2:
The answer is x = 7.
Check the solution by substituting 7 in the original equation for x.
If the left side of the equation equals the right side of the equation
after the substitution, you have found the correct answer.
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