Join Karin Hutchinson for an indepth discussion in this video Solving equations with decimals by clearing the decimals, part of Learning Algebra: Solving Equations.
 In our next lesson…we're going to talk about equations that contain decimals.…But before we begin actually solving equations…we're going to take a minute and talk about…how to work with decimals.…Even though our title says…Working With Decimals,…I'm actually going to change this to…we're Not Working With Decimals.…Because our goal, as we solve these equations,…is actually going to be to get rid of the decimals…because nobody likes working with them.…So first we're going to talk about these numbers…that we're familiar with.…If I have the number three,…and I want to mathematically change that…to the number 30,…think about what you could do mathematically.…
Hopefully you're thinking that you could…just multiply by 10,…because three times 10 is 30.…And if I want to change three to 300,…what would I do?…Well, I could multiply three times 100,…and three times 100 is 300.…Hopefully you're catching on and realize that three…can be changed to 3000 simply…by multiplying by 1000.…Now as we look at these numbers…you may notice the similarity between…
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Karin HutchinsonReleased
10/19/2015 Isolating variables
 Keeping equations balanced
 Solving addition and subtraction equations
 Solving multiplication and division equations
 Solving equations that involve the distributive property
 Solving twostep and multistep equations
 Solving equations with decimals and fractions
 Solving equations with variables on both sides
 Understanding literal equations
 Solving absolute value equations
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Introduction

Welcome1m


1. Introduction to Solving Equations

Keeping equations balanced1m 30s

2. Addition Equations

3. Subtraction Equations

4. Multiplication Equations

5. Division Equations

6. TwoStep Equations

Solving a twostep equation1m 56s

7. Solving Multistep Equations with the Distributive Property

8. Solving Equations with Decimals

9. Solving Equations with Fractions

10. Solving Literal Equations

11. Equations with Variables on Both Sides

12. Solving Multistep Equations

13. Solving Absolute Value Equations

Conclusion

Next steps37s

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