Alge braic Equations w ith Additi on and Subtracti on C oncept: Finding the v alu e of a v aria bl e in an e quati on usin g additi

on and su btracti on. Vocabulary:
• Invers e Operation : the o pp osite o p erati on. Multiplicati on to divisi on and addition to su btracti on. Variabl e : an unkn o w n v alu e repr es ented b y a sy m b ol or letter.

Steps to Solve:
Ex: y-3 = 8 1) Using the inv ers e o p erati on, add or su btract the c o nstant w ith itself to is olate the v aria bl e. a. y- 3 + 3 = 8 b. y = 8 2) Becaus e of the pr op erties of e quality, add or su btract the sa m e c o nstant to the oth er sid e of the e quati on. a. y = 8 + 3 b. y = 1 1

• Constant : a v alu e or nu m b er b ein g add e d or su btract ed that isn’t w ith a v aria bl e.

Real World Connection: Sarah buys a b o x of d o nuts. She e ats 6 of the d o nuts, w hi c h lea v es 9 d o nuts in the b o x. Ho w m a ny d o nuts w e r e originally in the b o x? y – 6= 9

Multiple Choice Problem: Solv e y- 6 = 9 a. x = 3 b. x = 1 5 c. x = 6 d. x = 4
Ans w er: b

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