In this lesson, Professor Perez introduces new techniques for solving equations, such as clearing fractions using the lowest common denominator. Through examples, he shows how to apply the multiplication property of equality and the distributive property to simplify equations and isolate variables. With practice, students will be able to solve more complex equations and feel confident in their problem-solving abilities.
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Questions answered by this video:
How do you solve equations in Pre-Algebra?
How do you solve 4/3x = 7/2 by multiplying by the LCD or using the kung fu method?
What is the kung fu method of solving equations with fractions?
What is an easy way of getting rid of fractions to solve equations?
How do you solve 2x = 3/2 - 2/3 + 4 by eliminating fractions by multiplying by the least common denominator of all fractions first?
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This lesson picks up from where the last one left off, but doing many of the fraction problems using kung fu math, clearing fractions by multiplying by the LCD. These problems are made much easier using this method.