Solving Equations: (lesson 1 of 4)

## Solving Linear Equations

### Equations with no parentheses

Example 1

Solve 5x - 4 - 2x + 3 = -7 - 3x + 5 + 2x

Solution 1

Exercise 1: Solve equations

### Equations with parentheses

Example 2

Solve

Solution 2

Exercise 2: Solve equations

### Equations containing fractions

Example 3

Solve

Solution 3

Exercise 3: Solve equations

### More Complicated Example

Example 4

Solution 4

In this case the LCD is (x + 2)(x - 10). Here is the complete solution to this problem.

### Much more Complicated Example

Example 5

Solution 4

The first step is to factor the denominators

The LCD is (x + 3)(x + 2). The solution is:

Exercise 4: Solve equations