Standard Form of a Linear Equation with Fractions

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In this lesson, you will learn how to convert a linear equation with fraction coefficients into standard form. The key is to rearrange the equation so that the variables are on the same side, and then make sure all coefficients have a common factor of 1. By multiplying every term by the least common denominator (LCD), you can achieve this and obtain the values for A, B, and C in standard form.

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How to put a linear equation into standard form with fraction coefficients

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is standard form of an equation?
  • How do you write an equation in standard form?
  • How can you re-write 3/4x = 3y - 1/5 in standard form?
  • How can you get rid of all fractions in an equation?
  • What is the LCD of two fractions with denominators of 4 and 5?
  • How do you identify A, B, and C for an equation in standard form?
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    You will learn in this lesson how to change an equation into standard form. There are a few steps involved, including getting x and y on the same side of the equation and eliminating all fractions. Each step is shown and explained.