# Solve a Single-step Equation Using Subtraction

### How To : Solve a single-step equation using multiplication

In this video, we learn how to solve a single-step equation using multiplication. For the first step, get rid of any number surrounding the variable. To do this, you will need to multiply the numbers around it by their opposite to make them equal zero. Once you have done this, ...more

### How To : Solve single-step equation by taking the reciprocal

In this video tutorial the instructor shows how to solve a single-step equation by taking the reciprocal. He says that in the equations of fractions containing a variable on the one side, you multiply the reciprocal of its numerical constant to it so that only the variable x s ...more

### How To : Solve single-step equation by multiplication

This video will show you the simple mathematical concept of solving a single-step equation using multiplication. This is very useful for equations in which you need to solve for a variable and the variable is a part of a fraction. The example provided in the video shows a very ...more

### How To : Solve inequalities by using addition and subtraction

Khanacademy teaches us how to handle simple inequalities (less than or more than). In an equation, we usually have one solution. In problems involving inequalities, there is a whole set of answers. For instance, x minus five is less than 35. The answer for x is a whole series ...more

### How To : Solving for "x" using addition and subtraction

The first operations you will need to know when learning to use algebra to solve for an unknown variable “x” will be using addition and subtraction. You can check you work by checking the balance of the equation when you are done. In this video, I advance beyond an introducti ...more

### How To : Solve simple algebraic equations

This is a great series of videos showing you how to solve simple algebraic equations. The first video demonstrates solving equations using addition or subtraction, the second deals with solving equations using multiplication or division, and the third shows how to solve multis ...more

### How To : Solve operations on rational functions (f o g)(x)

YAYMATH In order to use rational functions in intermediate algebra, Robert Ahdoot begins by setting values to the functions f(x) and g(x). He then adds these functions together, with the equation (f+g)(x). After addition comes subtraction, using the equation (f-g)(x). And fina ...more

### How To : Solve Equations with Fractions

Solving Equations with Fractions Using Addition In our first example, our equation is b - 11/10 = -13/5 We need to find out what the variable, 'b', is. A variable is a symbol that stands for an unknown number. To do so, we have to isolate the variable, meaning that we have t ...more

### How To : Solve single-step inequalities using the reciprocal

This video tutorial is in the Education category which will show you how to solve single-step inequalities using the reciprocal. Let's solve the problem "negative 5/2 X is less than equal to negative 1/5". To solve for "X", we need to get rid of "negative 5/2". To do that, we ...more

### How To : Solve an equation using the point slope form

In this video the instructor shows how to derive a general equation for a line in Point-Slope form. The slope of an equation is the ratio of difference of y coordinates to the difference of x coordinates. In other words, slope is the change of y up on change of x. So you have ...more

### How To : Solve simple linear equations in algebra

Solving linear equations in algebra is done with multiplication, division, or reciprocals. Using reciprocals, or multiplicative inverse, as well as multiplying and dividing with certain formulas, you can solve linear equation word problems. Could you use a little help figuring ...more

### How To : Solve two linear equations by the elimination method

\When both equations in a linear system are in the form Ax + By = C, you can solve the system using elimination. How is this method different from substitution? The idea behind the elimination method is to create a new equation from a combination of the original equations in t ...more

### How To : Solve math problems using proportions

Proportions or ratios are fundamental concepts of mathematics. A proportions is an equation that states that two ratios are equal. Hence proportion can be written in two ways as a:b=c:d or a/b=c/d. In these equations a and d are called as extremes and b,c are called as means. ...more

### How To : Solve a system of equations through graphing

This video shows the viewer how to solve simultaneous equations using a graph or ‘graphing’ as it is referred to. This is done by first rearranging both equations so that y is the object of both equations. The equations can then be solved via substitution – the video does not ...more

### How To : Simplify a quadratic formula result

In this video the tutor shows how to simplify a quadratic formula result. You can solve a quadratic equation using the quadratic formula. The first thing you have to do when given the quadratic equation is bring all the terms to one side so that you have a zero on the other si ...more

### How To : Solve the equation of a line with substitution

Need to know how to solve the equation of a line using substitution? Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Inter ...more

### How To : Add and subtract to solve equations

In this video the tutor shows how to add/subtract to solve equations. He says that when we are trying to solve simple equations we need to perform the same operation on both the sides of the equation i.e. if we are adding something on one side of the equation we need to add th ...more

### How To : Handle missing terms in algebraic long division

In this tutorial you are shown exactly how to do algebraic long division when terms are missing in the polynomial. Follow these steps and you can divide whatever you'd like: Dividend/Divisor = Quotient 1. Write out your equation. If there is a missing term you have to write ...more

### How To : Compare methods of solving quadratic equations

In this video the instructor shows the different methods of solving quadratic equations. There are many methods to solve quadratic equations each with its pros and cons, each method suitable for a particular situation. The first method to solve quadratic equation is factoring. ...more

### How To : Solve 2nd degree polynomials with a quadratic equation

These videos are a great tutorial to solving 2nd degree polynomials using the quadratic equation. Through simple step by step instructions, you can learn this very basic algebraic principle. Part 1 of 2 - How to Solve 2nd degree polynomials with a quadratic equation. Part 2 o ...more

### How To : Solve quadratic equations by factoring using grouping

Learn how to take a quadratic equation in standard form and change the trinomial into a binomial product. Using the zero product rule, the zeros of the graph can then be found. The grouping method is effective when the leading coefficient (the number factor of the squared term ...more

### How To : Use PEMDAS to evaluate an algebraic expression

Algebra is not as hard as it looks. Learn how to evaluate expressions correctly by using the order of operations, which can easily be remembered as PEMDAS- Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction. You can solve any problem in algebra with this a ...more

### How To : Find the point slope form of a line equation

This is a mathematical instructional video on finding the point slope form of a line equation. This technique allows you to find the x and y intercepts of a line. The point slope form is (y-y1)=m(x-x1). The instructor tells you what each of the variables represents, and shows ...more

### How To : Convert temperature using a point slope equation

In this video the instructor shows how to convert temperature using the point slope form. In this kind of problem sometimes you are given a temperature in Fahrenheit and its equivalent in Celsius and an other temperature similarly in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Now you are as ...more

### How To : Use the substitution method to solve problems

This video teaches you how to use substitution to find the point on a graph (the x and y coordinates) where two separate equations would cross. Substitution is a trick of algebra that allows you to find this point without making a graph. The first step is to isolate one of the ...more

### How To : Find X-bar with the Z-score formula

In this video tutorial it shows you how to find the x-bar by using the Z-score formula. In the beginning of this video the formula is displayed on the right, while the values that you need to plug in are on the left. Once you plug in the values and do the cross multiplying, al ...more

### How To : Solve equations with algebraic variables on both sides

In basic algebraic equations all the variables are on left side of the equation. But as the complexity of the problems increases you will find that the equations will contain variables on both sides of the equation. To solve these kinds of problems first simplify the equations ...more

### How To : Solve percent problems

Percent problems, also called as proportion problems, are simple problems where you deal with percentages. Given a percentage problem you may need to identify the percentage, the part or whole quantity from it. You can use the proportion or percent equation to do this. Proport ...more

### How To : Solving for "x" using multiplication and division

Solving for "x" using multiplication and divisionHere is a typical algebraic equation "2x=12". Multiplication in algebra will have the "x" next to a number. The process will be a combination of multiplication and division to solve for "x". To get "x" alone, we do the opposite ...more

### How To : Use differential equations to solve for velocity

The guy first gives the definition of differential equations. He explains that a differential equation is an equation that contains the derivatives of an unknown function. He then gives some examples of differential equation and explains what the equation's order means. After ...more

### How To : Solve linear inequalities

In this video you can learn how to solve linear inequalities. Understand the basics of inequalities and linear equations. In an inequality, we say that that one number is greater than (>) another number or less than (<) another. On occasion we say that something is greater tha ...more

### How To : Pythagorean Theorem

What Is Pythagorean Theorem? Pythagorean Theorem is an equation discovered by a man named Pythagoras. It can be used to determine whether or not a triangle is a right triangle and find missing lengths of a triangle. The equation is: Parts of a Triangle The hypotenuse is the ...more

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If you haven't read the last article, feel free to stop by and give it a read, but abstaining from reading it will not, for the most part, be detrimental to your understanding. Today we are going to explore some of the inner workings of Bitcoin. As we previously learned in th ...more

### How To : Use proportions to solve application problems

In this video they are showing how to use proportions to solve word problems. In the first example they used 2/3 is equal to x/6. To solve for x, you begin by cross multiplying setting up and equation 3x=12. Next, divide 12 by 3 which equals 4. So x equals 4. In the next examp ...more

### How To : Balance chemical equations using a simple method

In this video, we learn how to balance chemical equations using a simple method. Start out by writing your two chemicals next to each other. After this, you will need to write out how much of each atom each of the chemicals has. Now you will have a better idea of how you need ...more

### How To : Complete the square

Quadratic equations are easy to solve when they can be factorized. This video teaches another method of solving a quadratic equation when its not easy to find factors for it. The method to do so consists of adjusting the C term (a normal quadratic equation is of the form Ax^2 ...more

### How To : Solve word problems in Algebra

Having trouble with word problems in algebra? Watch this video to clear a few concepts as well as to learn how to systematically tackle word problems in exams. As explained in the video, the solution to any algebraic problem can be found by using the following 5 steps: 1) De ...more

### How To : Find the equation of a line in point-slope form

When you are given a point through which a line passes and the slope of that line, you can calculate the equation of that line. The general equation to solve this kind of equations is called as point-slope form. The point slope of a line passing through (a, b) with slope of m ...more

### How To : Work with decimal numbers in prealgebra

You can do simple decimal calculation with out using a calculator once you understand the basic concept of decimals. In decimal equations when you have various operations between decimal numbers, you have to go by the order of operations in simplifying it. The order of operati ...more

### How To : Solve a linear system with no solution

A method for solving a linear system with no solution is described. The method is described in 4 steps. The first step in the method is designed to solve a linear system that is described consist of “solving by graphing”. Details fo ...more

### How To : Find the equation of a line given 2 points

This tutorial teaches you how to find a mathematical equation of a line given 2 points that exists on the line. The tutorial starts off with 2 points labeled (2,-4) and (3,6). The first step is to determine the slope of the line using the formula given in the tutorial in blue. ...more

### How To : Find the percent change using proportions

In this video, the instructor shows how to identify the percentage change using proportions. When a given quantity increases or decreases by certain amount then we can calculate the percentage change in the quantity, which can be either increase or decrease based on the new va ...more

### How To : Convert temperature using y = mx + b

In this video the instructor shows how to do temperature conversions using y = m*x + b. Now if Celsius is represented by the variable C and Fahrenheit is represented by the symbol F, you can replace then in the previous equation in place of the variables x and y giving you the ...more

### How To : Solve direct & inverse variation word problems

In this video the instructor teaches about direct and inverse variation. Two variables x and y are said to be in direct variation with each other if you can write them in the form y = K * x. The value of y varies directly corresponding to the value of x. Y is said to be direct ...more

### How To : Solve systems by substitution

You can solve systems by using the substitution method. Here are two examples. One says y=3x+2 and the second says 7x-4y=7. The math teacher explains that if y is the same thing as 3x+2, then 3x+2 can be substituted for y in 7x-4y=7. Once it is substituted, your equation will ...more

### How To : Solve a linear system by elimination method

This video is about using the elimination method to solve a linear system. The lady presenting this video says that elimination method means that one of the two variables has to be eliminated while adding up the two linear equations. She then explains the example equations 6x- ...more

### How To : Solve linear equations w/ the multiplication property

This video demonstrates how to solve a linear function with rational coefficients by multiplying by the reciprocal of the coefficient. The reciprocal is just a fancy way of saying the numerator and denominator are swapped. Two sample problems are solved using this method. Mult ...more

### How To : Graph a linear equation using slope and y-intercept

In this video tutorial learn how to graph an equation using the slope and y-intercept. To show how this can be done, the equation 4X-5Y=20 is used as an example. The first step that needs to be done is to convert the equation into the y=mx+b format where m is the slope and b i ...more

### How To : Factor a trinomial by GCF then grouping

In this tutorial the instructor shows how to factor a trinomial with Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and then how to group it. The first thing you have to do when you want to factor a trinomial is look for the GCF. First factor the numerical coefficients of the terms of the equat ...more

### How To : Solve one-step inequalities

The one step inequalities are one of the easiest method in mathematics that you can add or subtracting the values in an equation. Consider the equation M+7=-3(Assume M+7 as left side & -3 as right side), in this you should add -7 on both sides of the equation. In the next step ...more

### How To : Solve direct proportions

You can solve any proportion using the fundamental rule of proportions. First you must build the proportion if you are given a word problem. Decide using logic whether it is a direct proportion (more on one side means more on the other). If so, find the parts of the equation t ...more

### How To : Derive a quadratic equation, given the roots

This video shows you how to get the quadratic equation for the quadratic function with roots; (5,0), (12,0) which passes through the point(8,6). It shows a man solving this problem using a black board and chalk to clearly demonstrate the method of plugging in the respective co ...more

### How To : Find the length of a side of a triangle using cosine

To find the length of a side of a triangle using cosine, you first need to find the angle and which sides are given. After you determine the angle and given sides, you'll need to figure out which trigonometric ratio to use. If you are given the adjacent side and the hypotenuse ...more

### How To : Find a missing side of a triangle, similar to another

In this tutorial the author shows how to find out the missing side of a triangle which is similar to an other triangle. He explains the concept of similar triangle using diagrams and by showing that similar triangles have equal corresponding angles and parallel sides. Now he l ...more

### How To : Solve the circumference with pi

In this tutorial, we learn how to solve the circumference with pi. You will first need to know what to equation to figure out circumference is. C= (pi) x (diameter) is what the equation is. So, to figure out the circumference, first figure out what the diameter is. Once you ha ...more

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Using a strong password is critical to the security of your online accounts. However, according to Dashlane, US users held an average of 130 different accounts in 2015. Memorizing strong passwords for this many accounts is impractical. Fortunately, password managers solve this ...more

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Smartphones have been a hot button issue around school campuses for several years now—some schools allow them, others confiscate them on sight. But the fact of the matter is, when used correctly, a smartphone can be just as much of a learning tool as a textbook or school-issue ...more

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Today's smartphones and tablets offer a great way for children to learn through interactive sight, sound, and touch, but they can also provide hours of genuine fun. If you have a spare tablet laying around—or at least a nice, durable case—the only thing you need to get your ch ...more

### News : 10 Free Android Apps That Make Math Fun (Yes, Really)

I am an English major physically allergic to all algebraic formulas, so you're unlikely to get any help from me when it comes to solving any expressions. But in the glorious technological age we live in, there are plenty of apps that actually make math and problem solving fun, ...more

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