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Linear Equations Know your rules for solving equations If fractions, multiply through by LCD Distribute values to parentheses What you do on one side of the equation you must do to the other side The goal is to “isolate” the variable that you are solving for Always check your results

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SOLVE: Isolate x LCD: Multiply every value by the Least Common Denominator of 6 32 2

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SOLVE: Isolate x DISTRIBUTE: Multiply 2 by everything inside the parentheses

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SOLVE: Isolate x Add 2x to both sides Add 6 to both sides

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SOLVE: Isolate x Divide 6 on both sides

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CHECK: Plug in 3/2 for x to see if the left side equals the right side into the original equation

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