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1. What is a Linear Equation?
A linear equation is a pattern of numbers with proportional increase or decrease that is used to represent a line graph. Learn how to plot a graph and build and solve a linear equation.
2. How to Write a Linear Equation
Rather than drawing a graph from an equation, graphs can be used to determine equations using common algebraic techniques. Learn how to write a linear equation using two points and the slope formula as well as using background information on parallel and perpendicular lines.
3. What is a System of Equations?
Math word problems often ask students to compare and contrast, which are types of problems that can be solved with a system of equations. Learn about solving word problems using systems of equations and how to graph them, as well as the algebraic method of substitution through an example.
4. How Do I Use a System of Equations?
Most word problems that appear on math tests require a system of two or more equations to solve. Through examples, learn how to solve a system of equations with substitution and elimination in three steps.
5. How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Polynomials
Polynomials can be added, subtracted, and multiplied similarly to regular numbers once the variables have been organized. Learn the steps required to apply the principles of addition, subtraction, and multiplication to polynomials through a series of example problems.
6. Solving Absolute Value Practice Problems
The solution to an absolute value problem will always include two answers that are arrived at by splitting the equation up. Learn how to solve for absolute value with a step-by-step introduction using an onion analogy.
7. How to Solve an Absolute Value Equation
An absolute value equation includes a variable that is an absolute value as one of the variables resulting in two solutions, the positive or negative. Learn about the methods of solving basic absolute value equations and why it is necessary to split an absolute value equation into two possible equations to solve for the variable.
8. How to Evaluate Absolute Value Expressions
An absolute value expression can be evaluated, but all operations contained within the absolute value bars must be completed before making it positive. Learn how to solve an absolute value expression by substituting individual variables and replacing groups of variables.
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