When solving an equation problem that has multi-steps and fractions you want to consider a few things:

1. Make sure you understand how to solve basic one and two step equations first

2. Know how to work with fractions- this is a common weak area for students that trip them up on problems

3. Know your positive and negative number rules- another area where students make frequent mistakes

4. Understand the distributive property

5. Write each step- don’t skip work

6. Be neat

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some key topics that involve linear equations skills:

* inequalities

* systems

* quadratic equations

* rational and radical equations

* graphing and finding the equations of lines