Brian McCall

Univ. of Wisconsin
J.D. Univ. of Wisconsin Law school

Brian was a geometry teacher through the Teach for America program and started the geometry program at his school

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Solving Two-step Equations - Problem 8

Brian McCall
Brian McCall

Univ. of Wisconsin
J.D. Univ. of Wisconsin Law school

Brian was a geometry teacher through the Teach for America program and started the geometry program at his school

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You have already spent a lot of time practicing simplifying expressions using the order of operations correctly, but solving equations is actually easier if you use that order of operations backwards. Rather than start with groupings/parentheses and exponents, start solving your equation by "un-doing" any adding or subtracting that is being done to the variable. Here we look at solving equations using different methods on the same problem and arriving at the same answer, but illustrating how one solving method is easier than another.

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