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Posted by **clarissa** on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:01pm.

In your own words, define the term equation and then explain what it means to solve an equation. Give an example of an equation and its solution. Explain why it is the solution.

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:06pmYour assignment is to define and explain in

**your own words**.

We'll be glad to check your answers.

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**clarissa**, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:22pmMs. Sue, Will you be able to help me?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:28pmI'll be glad to help you.

You start, and I'll help you from there.

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**clarissa**, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 3:22pmAn equation is a statement of equality containing one or more variables.

To solve an equation means, find the value of the variable for which the equation satisfy

An example of an equation is x + 5 12.

Solution:

x + 5 = 12

x = 12 - 5

x = 7

7 is a solution of the equation x + 5 = 12.

Because

x + 5 = 12

7 + 5 = 12

12 = 12

Since both sides are, 7 satisfy to equation.

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**clarissa**, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 3:37pmHi Sue,

I just post can you check to see if I answer it correct?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 3:41pmThis looks good -- as long as the definition is in your own words.

One minor correction -- you forgot the equal sign in this line.

An example of an equation is x + 5 12

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**clarissa**, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 3:44pmOh yea that's right thanks!

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 4:15pmYou're welcome.

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