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Algebra

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The Pocket Protectors of Algebra

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You might even say that we
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When you worry about what you wear,


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When you worry that you wont


meet your friends,
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We are just a little bit opposite.


That may be why we are so good at
Algebra, because that is all Algebra is
doing the opposite.

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Think of some words that are opposites.


For example, what do you think of as the
opposite of word below.

Old = ______
New

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Up = __________
Out = __________
Small = __________
Stinky = __________
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Down
Up = __________
In
Out = __________
Big
Small = __________
Fragrant
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Add = __________
Subtract = __________
Multiply = __________
Divide = __________
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Your answers should have been

Subtract
Add = __________
Add
Subtract = __________
Divide
Multiply = __________
Multiply
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+ = __________
- = __________
x = __________
= __________
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+ = __________
+
- = __________

x = __________
x
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X + 3 = 17

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4x = 20

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x
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X7=8

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X + 5 = 13

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X+7=9

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X+7= 9
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using the 3 steps.
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Opposite!

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X - 4 = 11

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opposite of - 4.
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x

4
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X - 6 = 14

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X - 6 = 14
+ 6 +6
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X = 20

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Opposite!

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2x = 18

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x
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