# Algebra 1 : How to solve two-step equations

## Example Questions

### Example Question #291 : How To Solve Two Step Equations

Solve the following equation:

Explanation:

Subtract four on both sides.

Simplify both sides.

Divide by negative three on both sides.

Simplify both sides.  A negative divided by a negative will result in a positive value.

### Example Question #292 : How To Solve Two Step Equations

Solve the equation:

Explanation:

Subtract seven from both sides to isolate the x term.

Simplify both sides.

Divide by negative five on both sides.

Simplify both fractions.

### Example Question #293 : How To Solve Two Step Equations

Solve the equation:

Explanation:

Simplify both sides of the equation.

Multiply both sides by six.

Simplify both sides.

### Example Question #291 : How To Solve Two Step Equations

Solve

Explanation:

Solving for a linear two-step problem is simple. It's just a matter of solving for x. Just think "how do I get x by itself?" In this type of problem, it is crucial to remember that what you do to one side you must do to the other.

In the case for ,

the first step for getting x by itself is to subtract  from both sides.

Comparing the original problem to what it looks like after subtracting  from both sides, we can deduce that we're closer to getting x by itself. The only thing left to do is dividing both sides by . This will give the final answer for x.

### Example Question #295 : How To Solve Two Step Equations

Solve

Explanation:

Solving for a linear two-step problem is simple. It's just a matter of solving for x. Just think "how do I get x by itself?" In this type of problem, it is crucial to remember that what you do to one side you must do to the other.

In the case for ,

the first step for getting x by itself is to subtract  from both sides.

Comparing the original problem to what it looks like after subtracting  from both sides, we can deduce that we're closer to getting x by itself. The only thing left to do is dividing both sides by . This will give the final answer for x.

### Example Question #296 : How To Solve Two Step Equations

Solve

Explanation:

Solving for a linear two-step problem is simple. It's just a matter of solving for x. Just think "how do I get x by itself?" In this type of problem, it is crucial to remember that what you do to one side you must do to the other.

In the case for ,

the first step for getting x by itself is to subtract  from both sides.

Comparing the original problem to what it looks like after subtracting  from both sides, we can deduce that we're closer to getting x by itself. The only thing left to do is dividing both sides by . This will give the final answer for x.

### Example Question #297 : How To Solve Two Step Equations

Solve

Explanation:

Solving for a linear two-step problem is simple. It's just a matter of solving for x. Just think "how do I get x by itself?" In this type of problem, it is crucial to remember that what you do to one side you must do to the other.

In the case for ,

the first step for getting x by itself is to add  to both sides.

Comparing the original problem to what it looks like after adding  to both sides, we can deduce that we're closer to getting x by itself. The only thing left to do is dividing both sides by . This will give the final answer for x.

### Example Question #298 : How To Solve Two Step Equations

Solve the following equation for x:

Explanation:

We must begin by isolating all variables. To do this, we use inverse operations. In other words, we must add  to both sides of the equation. This leaves us with .

Finally, we again use inverse operations: in this case, division. When we divide both sides by , we are left with .

### Example Question #299 : How To Solve Two Step Equations

Solve for :

16

24

6

4

-6

6

Explanation:

To get  by itself, first add 4 to both sides of the equation:

Then, divide each side of the equation by 4:

### Example Question #300 : How To Solve Two Step Equations

Solve for .

Explanation:

Divide each side of the equation by 5.

Take the square root of each side of the equation.