Solving Two-Step Equations

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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Lesson Summary:

This lesson teaches how to solve two-step equations using a simple algorithm. First, you circle the variable you want to solve for, then use inverse operations for addition and subtraction. After that, you use inverse operations for multiplication and division to isolate the variable. Lastly, you double-check your answer to ensure accuracy. By following this process, you can easily solve any two-step equation.

Lesson Description:

How to use steps to solve for two step equations

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve a two-step equation?
  • How do you solve -3 = 2 + a/11?
  • What four steps can you follow to solve a two-step equation?
  • What are inverse operations?
  • How do you know what order to do operations to get the variable by itself in a two-step equation?
  • How do you check your solution to a two-step equation?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows you a four-step process for solving any two-step equation. Each step is explained, inverse operations are used to get the variable by itself, and the solution is checked.