Join Karin Hutchinson for an indepth discussion in this video Solving equations with variables on both sides, part of Learning Algebra: Solving Equations.
 In our next lesson, we're going to be solving equations…that have variables on both sides of the equation.…Let's take a look at an example of an equation…with variables on both sides.…This equation 3a + 2 = 5a + 16 has a variable "a"…on the lefthand side and the righthand side.…In order to solve this equation,…we're going to have to follow two steps.…The first step is to get all of the variables on one side…of the equation and then we need to get all of…the constants on the other side of the equation.…
This will then allow us to begin solving the equation.…So let's start by getting all of the variables…on one side of the equation.…It doesn't really matter which side of the equation…you move the variables to, but for most students…they prefer to work with the variable on the lefthand side.…So we're going to move the 5a to the lefthand side.…In order to do that, we must add or subtract.…So we're going to start with 5a and since it's positive,…we're going to subtract 5a from the righthand side…and I'm going to bring down the + 16.…
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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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