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Solving for a Single Variable

Solving for a Single Variable

Author: Laura Kniffin

To teach how to solve for the single variable x.

This packet demonstrates how to find the value of the variable x in an equation.

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How to Solve for a Single Variable

Example Problem 1

(x + 1) / 3 = 7

Example Problem 2

3 (x - 1) / 5 = 6

Example Problem 3

5x + 2 = 2x + 17

Answers to Example Problems

1. x = 20

2. x = 11

3. x = 5