Solving One-Step Equations

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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The solution to the first problem should be -29, not positive 29.

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the instructor explains how to solve one-step equations by isolating the variable. They provide two examples of equations and demonstrate how to solve for the variable by reversing the operation being done to it. The first example involves subtracting a variable from a negative number, while the second example requires finding a common denominator to subtract fractions. By following these steps, solving one-step equations becomes a relatively straightforward process that can be applied to a wide range of problems.

Lesson Description:

How to solve one step equations

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve a one-step equation?
  • How do you solve -16 - (-t) = -45?
  • What are the steps involved in solving a one-step equation?
  • What is the addition property of equality?
  • How do you solve 3/4 = w + 2/5?
  • What is the subtraction property of equality?
  • How do you subtract 3/4 - 2/5?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows the process involved in solving a one-step equation. The ideas involved in getting a variable by itself using the properties of equality are explained. Two different problems are solved in this lesson.