Solving Multistep Equations Worksheets
How to Stay Organized When Solving MultiStep Equations Algebraic equations are the simplest form of linear equations. You have to identify the variable, isolate it, and solve it to find the value of that variable. For example, if your given a addition or subtraction equation. You isolate the variable and add or subtract the same amount to each side of the equation. Consider the example below, x – 11 = 12 + 2, x – 11 + 11 = 14 + 11, x = 25. This is a single step equation. You can also get a twostep equation. You solve the twostep equation in the same manner as the singlestep equation. The only difference is that it has some additional steps. For example: 3x + 4 = 15, 3x + 4  4 = 15  4, 3x = 11, x = 11/3. Besides singlestep and twostep equations, you can also get multistep equations. These equations have variables present on either side of the equals to sign. You solve them in the same manner as the other equations. You can isolate the variables and solve to find out the answer. Consider the example given below, 4x + 9 = 2x – 6, 4x 2x + 9 = 2x 2x 6, 2x + 9 = 6, 2x + 9 – 9 = 6  9, 2x = 15, x = 15 / 2.

Basic Lesson
Demonstrates the order of operations to perform when solving a multiple step problem. Practice problems are provided. Evaluate equations in the following order: 1. Any parentheses. 2. Combine like terms. This means adding or subtracting variables of the same kind. The expression 5x + 3x simplifies to 8x. The expression 15  7 + 6 simplifies to 14. 3. Use of exponents 4. Multiplication operations 5. Division operations 6. Addition operations 7. Subtraction operations.
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Intermediate Lesson
Explains how to use parenthesis when solving complex equations. Practice problems are provided.
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Independent Practice 1
Contains 20 solving multistep equations problems. The answers can be found below.
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Homework Worksheet
12 solving multistep equations problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained.
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Topic Quiz
10 Solving multistep equations problems. A math scoring matrix is included.
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A Nonmath equation, interpreted by a mathematician:
"What goes in must come out."
"What is borrowed must eventually be repaid."
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