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10-05-2003
03:00 AM

10-05-2003
03:00 AM

Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Please help me - how do you solve an equation that has a variable on both sides of the problem?

An example

1/5 (10a - 15) = 3 - 2a

Thanks,

An example

1/5 (10a - 15) = 3 - 2a

Thanks,

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10-05-2003
03:00 AM

10-05-2003
03:00 AM

Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

On 10/5/2003 5:27:55 PM, Doodle wrote:

>Please help me - how do you

>solve an equation that has a

>variable on both sides of the

>problem?

>

>An example

>

>1/5 (10a - 15) = 3 - 2a

Start by cleaning things up; multiply the 1/5 with the quantities in the parentheses:

2a-3=3-2a

Subtracting and adding the same thing to both sides of an equation still results in an equality, so add 2a to both sides. Keep going.

TTFN,

Eden

>Please help me - how do you

>solve an equation that has a

>variable on both sides of the

>problem?

>

>An example

>

>1/5 (10a - 15) = 3 - 2a

Start by cleaning things up; multiply the 1/5 with the quantities in the parentheses:

2a-3=3-2a

Subtracting and adding the same thing to both sides of an equation still results in an equality, so add 2a to both sides. Keep going.

TTFN,

Eden