Solving One-Step Equations Intro

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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In this lesson, the instructor introduces solving one-step equations and emphasizes the importance of understanding what an equation is rooted around. They explain that one side of the equation must be equal to the other side and demonstrate how to find a value for a variable that makes the equation true. The instructor also teaches a process for isolating the variable and getting it to have a coefficient of one, using properties of equality like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Examples are given to help students understand how to solve for the variable and check their answers.

Lesson Description:

Introduction Into Solving One Step Equations

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is an equation?
  • What are equivalent equations?
  • What is the property of equality?
  • How do you isolate for a variable, X?
  • How do you solve a one step equation?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video serves as a good introduction to working with equations, and finding the value of a variable, X. In this video, only one operation is used in the equation, so solving is rather simple. The solutions for a number of diverse practice problems are explained.