## Writing and Solving Equations

Writing and Solving Equations
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An introduction to writing and solving equations from real-world situations.
• What does it mean to solve an equation?
• How do you solve equations?
• How do you write an equation for the price of a cab fare if there is a flat fee of \$5 as well as a fee of \$2 per mile?
• How many miles can you go on \$25 if the cab fee equation is f = 2m + 5?
• How do you solve 25 = 2m + 5?
• What are some techniques for solving equations for a variable?
• How do you solve 5x = 15 by multiplying by the reciprocal to solve?
• How do you solve -3/2y = 15 by multiplying by the reciprocal to solve?
• How do you check your solution to an equation?
This lesson will show you how to write an equation from a real-world problem situation and then solve the equation for a given question. The main skill learned in this lesson is solving an equation for a variable.
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on July 22, 2010.