ISEE Middle Level Math : How to find the solution to an equation

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ISEE Middle Level Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #607 : Algebraic Concepts

Which of the following makes this equation true:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To answer the question, we will solve for x.

Example Question #608 : Algebraic Concepts

Solve for y in the following equation:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve, we want y to stand alone.  We get

Example Question #401 : How To Find The Solution To An Equation

Which of the following makes this equation true:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To answer the question, we will solve for s.  So, we get

Example Question #402 : How To Find The Solution To An Equation

Solve for j in the following equation:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve for j, we want j to stand alone. So, we get

Example Question #611 : Algebraic Concepts

 Solve for h in the following equation:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve for h, we want h to stand alone.

So, we get

Example Question #612 : Algebraic Concepts

Determine the solution to the following equation:  

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Group the x-terms on one side of the equation, and the integers on the other side.

Subtract  on both sides.

Add 9 on both sides.

The answer is:  

Example Question #613 : Algebraic Concepts

Which of the following makes this equation true:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To answer the question, we will solve for x. We get

 

 

 

 

 

Example Question #614 : Algebraic Concepts

Solve for .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve for , we must isolate the variable.

The first step is to add four to each side, so we are left with 

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Finally, divide each side by 2 and we are left with 

.

Example Question #615 : Algebraic Concepts

Solve for .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve for , we must isolate the variable.

The first step is to subtract 5 from each side, so we are left with 

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 Finally, divide each side by 3 and we are left with 

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Example Question #616 : Algebraic Concepts

Solve for .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve for , we must get the variable by itself.

The first step is to subtract 2 from both sides of the equation, so we are left with 

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Then we subtract  from both sides of the equation, so we are left with 

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Finally, we divide each side by 2 and are left with 

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