# Solving equations with variables on different sides

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In this lesson, we learn how to solve equations with variables on different sides. The first step is to simplify each side of the equation, followed by combining like terms. However, the big mistake students make is trying to combine variables on different sides. Instead, we need to get one variable to one side and keep the other variable on the opposite side. Then, we can use the reverse order of operations for a two-step equation to solve for the variable.

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How to solve an equation with a variables on different sides

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