SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS
Recall the following:
 A linear equation is a polynomial of degree 1.
 In order to solve for the unknown variable, you must isolate the
variable
 In the order of operations, multiplication and division are completed
before addition and subtraction.
Example 3: Solve for x in the following equation.

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Add to both sides of the equation and simplify:
The answer is x = 4.
Check the solution by substituting 4 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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