Part 4 of Solving Linear Equations in one variable. Covers examples solving equations using the addition property of equality, and solving -x = b, etc.
How do you solve a linear equation when the variable is negative?
How do you solve -x = 5 or -x = -4 and check your solution?
How do you take the opposite of an expression?
How do you solve -2x + 3 = -x - 9 and check your solution?
How do you get rid of the negative sign in front of a variable in an equation?
How do you solve 3 - x = 7 and check your solution?
What happens if your solution does not check when you are checking your answer to an equation?
How do you solve 2(x + 2) - 8 = 4(2x - 3) - 5(x + 1)?
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This lesson explains how to solve an equation like -x = 5, where the variable is negative. Multiple methods of solving several different problems are shown step by step.