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Module by: Wade Ellis, Denny Burzynski. E-mail the authors

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 Name: Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities: Solving Equations of the Form ax=b and x/a=b ID: m21981 Language: English (en) Summary: This module is from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr. In this chapter, the emphasis is on the mechanics of equation solving, which clearly explains how to isolate a variable. The goal is to help the student feel more comfortable with solving applied problems. Ample opportunity is provided for the student to practice translating words to symbols, which is an important part of the "Five-Step Method" of solving applied problems (discussed in modules ((Reference)) and ((Reference))). Objectives of this module: understand the equality property of addition and multiplication, be able to solve equations of the form ax = b and x/a = b. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: algebra, elementary, equivalent equations, linear equations License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.4 (history) First publication date: Mar 10, 2009 8:21 am +0000 Last revision to module: Jun 1, 2009 12:07 pm +0000

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 Version: 1.4 Jun 1, 2009 12:07 pm +0000 by Changes: `Removed link from summary.` Version: 1.3 May 27, 2009 5:52 am +0000 by Changes: `Final Publish.` Version: 1.2 Apr 28, 2009 4:29 am +0000 by Changes: `Dynamic Links added` Version: 1.1 Apr 16, 2009 7:42 am +0000 by Changes: `First Publish.`

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Ellis W, Burzynski D. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities: Solving Equations of the Form ax=b and x/a=b [Connexions Web site]. June 1, 2009. Available at: http://cnx.org/content/m21981/1.4/.

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Ellis, W., & Burzynski, D. (2009, June 1). Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities: Solving Equations of the Form ax=b and x/a=b. Retrieved from the Connexions Web site: http://cnx.org/content/m21981/1.4/

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Ellis, Wade, and Denny Burzynski. "Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities: Solving Equations of the Form ax=b and x/a=b." Connexions. June 1, 2009. http://cnx.org/content/m21981/1.4/.

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Wade Ellis and Denny Burzynski, "Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities: Solving Equations of the Form ax=b and x/a=b," Connexions, June 1, 2009, http://cnx.org/content/m21981/1.4/.

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Ellis, W., & Burzynski, D. 2009. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities: Solving Equations of the Form ax=b and x/a=b. Connexions, June 1, 2009. http://cnx.org/content/m21981/1.4/.

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Ellis, Wade, and Denny Burzynski. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities: Solving Equations of the Form ax=b and x/a=b. Connexions. 1 June 2009 <http://cnx.org/content/m21981/1.4/>.