In this lesson, you will learn how to determine whether a given number is a solution to an equation. The steps are to replace the variable with the number, simplify each side of the equation, and check if both sides simplify to the same number. If they do, then that number is a solution. You will see examples of equations being checked for solutions, including cases where a given equation has multiple solutions or no solutions at all. The lesson emphasizes the importance of checking your work in algebra to ensure accuracy.
Shows how to decide if a given number is a solution to an equation.
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