In this lesson, the instructor teaches how to solve multi-step equations that involve fractions by clearing the fractions. To get rid of the fractions, multiply each side of the equation by the least common multiple of the denominators. By doing so, we can eliminate fractions and make it easier to combine like terms. The lesson also includes an example of an equation with no solution and shows how to identify such equations.
Solving a multi-step equation by multiplying by the denominator
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Questions answered by this video:
How do I solve an equation where I have a variable on both sides of the equation, and my variables are being divided?
How can I get rid of fractions in an equation?
How do I solve (5/2)t-t=3+(3/2)t?
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This lesson shows how you can get rid of fractions in a multi-step equation by multiplying. It also gets a little bit into what an equation that has no solutions looks like.