Solving Multi-Step Equation with Fractions

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This lesson teaches how to solve multi-step equations with fractions and variables on both sides. The instructor demonstrates two methods: one involves subtracting fractions and finding a common denominator, while the other involves multiplying everything by the least common multiple of all denominators to eliminate fractions altogether. Both methods yield the same result and the final answer is obtained by solving for the variable. Students are encouraged to practice both methods to become comfortable with solving equations involving fractions.

Lesson Description:

Solving a multi-step equation with fractions and variable on both sides

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Questions answered by this video:
• How do I solve a multi-step equation that has variables and fractions on both sides of the equation?
• How do I solve (2/3)x-(1/6)=(1/2)x+(5/6)?
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This lesson shows how you can solve a multi-step equation that has fractions and the variable on both sides of the equation by multiplying.