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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.

asked by clarissa
  1. Your assignment is to define and explain in your own words.

    We'll be glad to check your answers.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. Ms. Sue, Will you be able to help me?

    posted by clarissa
  3. I'll be glad to help you.

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

    posted by Ms. Sue
  4. 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.

    posted by clarissa
  5. Hi Sue,

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

    posted by clarissa
  6. 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

    posted by Ms. Sue
  7. Oh yea that's right thanks!

    posted by clarissa
  8. You're welcome.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  9. SOLVE THIS PROBLEM 2 1/3 - 1 1/2

    posted by BRENDA

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