How Do You Solve a Multi-Step Equation with Fractions by Multiplying Away the Fraction?

How Do You Solve a Multi-Step Equation with Fractions by Multiplying Away the Fraction?

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Trying to solve an equation involving a fraction? Just multiply the fraction away and then perform the order of operations in reverse! See how in this tutorial.

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Background Tutorials

use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution

Solving an equation for a variable? Perform the order of operations in reverse! Check it out in this tutorial.

communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate

The distributive property is a very deep math principle that helps make math work. It's the rule that lets you expand parentheses, and so it's really critical to understand if you want to get good at simplifying expressions. So check out the tutorial and let us know what you think!