Join Karin Hutchinson for an indepth discussion in this video Solving equations with fractions that have the same denominator, part of Learning Algebra: Solving Equations.
 In this next lesson, we're going to begin talking…about equations that contain fractions.…Before we begin looking at the actual equation,…let's talk about how we can work with fractions.…I know that most of you don't like working with fractions,…especially when it comes to adding…and subtracting fractions,…so let's rename this title as…Not Working with Fractions…because, again, we're going to get rid…of the fractions in the equations…so that we don't have to deal with them.…
So before we begin, let's just do a little experiment.…Let's see what happens…when we multiply fractions by a certain number.…All of the fractions that I have here on the screen…all have a denominator of 5.…Let's see what happens when we multiply…each of these fractions by the denominator five.…So I'm going to multiply 1/5 times 5.…Notice what happens.…My 5's simplify to 1,…and I'm left with 1 times 1 which is 1.…
When I multiple 2/5 times 5,…again, the 5 in the numerator and the…5 in the denominator simplify to 1,…and I'm left with 2 times 1 which is 2.…
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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
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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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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