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Equations Word Problems

Image Source: http://content5.videojug.com Many word problems in Mathematics involve writing an equation and then solving it to obtain a number answer. First we need to know how to translate the words into Algebra. If you are not sure about how … Continue reading

Fractions Equations

Image Source: http://sp.life123.com Fractions Equations usually involve dividing, that is represented using numerator/denominator notation, instead of using a divided by sign. We can solve Fraction Equations using Back Tracking Flowcharts. In our example equation: n/3 + 4 = 7 we … Continue reading

Equivalent Equations

Image Source: http://static.guim.co.uk The above containers are not all equal, but they are “Equivalent”. They are “equivalent”, because they all contain milk ! In Algebra, we can have “Equivalent” Equations, that look different in size and complexity, but all contain … Continue reading

Balance Beam Equations

Image Source: http://www.eduplace.com Balance Beams are often used as a physical representation of Algebra Equations.   Balancing Equations Video The following video does a great job of showing how to balance equations:     The following BBC Maths Animation gives … Continue reading

Two Step Equations II

Image Source: http://www.esquire.com When we park a car, there are two main steps: backing and turning in, then straightening up. When we leave the parking bay, we REVERSE these steps by turning out, going forward, and entering back onto the … Continue reading