Algebra 1 : How to solve one-step equations

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Example Question #531 : Algebra 1

Solve 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Solving for a one-step linear equation is simple. All you're being asked is to solve for x. In other words, how do you get x by itself on one side of the equals sign?

In order to solve for these kind of problems, it's important to keep in mind that what you do to one side must be done to the other. 

for , we want to get x by itself. The fastest way would be to move the  from left of the equals sign to the right with .

This can be accomplished by subtracting  from both sides. 

Example Question #532 : Linear Equations

Solve for :

Possible Answers:

53

57

100

153

47

Correct answer:

47

Explanation:

Subtract 53 from each side of the equation to get  by itself:

          

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