Prealgebra
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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.

Ms. Sue
Your assignment is to define and explain in your own words.
We'll be glad to check your answers. 
clarissa
Ms. Sue, Will you be able to help me?

Ms. Sue
I'll be glad to help you.
You start, and I'll help you from there. 
clarissa
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. 
clarissa
Hi Sue,
I just post can you check to see if I answer it correct? 
Ms. Sue
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 
clarissa
Oh yea that's right thanks!

Ms. Sue
You're welcome.

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