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

Hi need help answering this question?

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 1:06pm
Your 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 1:22pm
Ms. Sue, Will you be able to help me?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:28pm
I'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 3:22pm
An 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 3:37pm
Hi 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 3:41pm
This 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 3:44pm
Oh yea that's right thanks!

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

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**BRENDA**, Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 10:32pm
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