Multi-Step Equation (with fractions) Example 1

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




some key topics that involve linear equations skills:

* inequalities
* systems
* quadratic equations
* rational and radical equations
* graphing and finding the equations of lines