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Solving Linear Equations Procedure: 1) If there are fractions or decimals, multiply both sides of the equation by the LCD

of the fractions or decimals. 2) Remove parentheses and collect like terms (simplify) if necessary. 3) Add or subtract the same quantity on both sides of the equation so that one side has only the terms containing variables and the other contain only a constant. 4) If the coefficient of the variable is not 1, divide both sides of the equation by this coefficient or multiply by the reciprocal of the coefficient of the variable. 5) Be sure to check your answer in the original equation. Solving Linear Equations Procedure: Remember CRAM: Clear fractions/decimals Remove parentheses/simplify Add/subtract to get variable isolated Multiply/divide to make the coefficient of the variable 1