In this lesson, we learn how to solve linear equations involving decimals, fractions, and variables on both sides. The teacher demonstrates two methods: working with decimals and using the distributive property to clear all the decimals or fractions from the equation. They stress the importance of being careful when multiplying by the least common denominator or using a calculator to avoid making mistakes. The lesson ends with a reminder to always check your solution by plugging in the value of the variable into the original equation.
Part 9 of Solving Linear Equations in one variable. Covers solving linear equations using the multiplication property of equality and how to clear denominators when fractions and decimals are involved.
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