Solving Linear Equations - Part 1: The Basics

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[NOTE: This video is only the first 18 minutes of the full lesson, please visit my web site to purchase complete version] Lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on how to solve linear equations. I discuss what is an Equation, Solution, Solution Set, Equivalent Equations, Identity, Contradictions, Conditional Equations, Linear Equations, the Standard Form of a Linear Equation. I show you how to actually SOLVE linear equations going step-by-step. I don't skip steps. I review some of the properties of Equality here too. I remind you to check the work done and how to solve linear equations using a calculator. At the end, you will know how to easily solve equations that look like:

2[y - (4y - 1)] = 5 - 9y

No word problems are done here. This is shown in DETAIL in Part 2 of the Lesson.

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  • Algebra: Solving Linear Equations – Part 1: The Basics - Lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on how to solve linear equations. Tutor discusses what is an Equation, Solution, Solution Set, Equivalent Equations, Identity, Contradictions, Conditional Equations, Linear Equations, the Standard Form of a Linear Equation. I show you how to actually SOLVE linear equations going step-by-step. I don't skip steps. I review some of the properties of Equality here too. I remind you to check the work done and how to solve linear equations using a calculator. At the end, you will know how to easily solve equations that look like: 2[y - (4y - 1)] = 5 - 9y No word problems are done here. This is shown in DETAIL in Part 2 of the Lesson.
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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve equations?
  • How do you find answers to equations?
  • How do you find all solutions to an equation?
  • What equations have no solutions?
  • What equation is an identity?
  • What equation is a contradiction?
  • What does it mean for an equation to be linear?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    A good introductory lesson for finding solutions to equations. Watch this video if you are just learning about equations and want to learn what it means to solve. Several example problems are done in various situations. A very good video for a beginning Algebra student!