Basic Algebra/Solving Equations/Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides of the Equation
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Vocabulary[edit]
 Variable
 A letter () that takes the place of a number.
 Equation
 An example would be like (The answer is )
Lesson[edit]
NOTE: WHAT YOU DO TO ONE SIDE YOU MUST DO TO THE OTHER SIDE! NO EXCEPTIONS!
1) do the distributive property.
2) Combine like terms on both sides.
3) add/subtract numbers next to a variable on both sides.
4) divide by the number next to the variable on both sides.
5) The answer should look like: or .
(Note: the variables and numbers may vary in your answer.)
Example Problems[edit]
A simple problem:


Practice Games[edit]
Put links here to games that reinforce these skills
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Practice Problems[edit]
Note: Use /
as the fraction line and put spaces between wholes and fractions!