Find Solutions to Make Equations True
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learn the definition of solution in the context of placing a value into a variable to see if it makes the
New York State Common Core Math Module 4, Grade 6, Lesson 24
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Lesson 25 Student Outcomes
• Students learn the definition of solution in the context of placing a value into a variable to see if it makes the
Lesson 25 Summary
: A variable is a symbol (such as a letter) that represents a number (i.e., it is a placeholder for a number).
A variable is a placeholder for "a" number that does not "vary".
: An expression is a numerical expression, or a result of replacing some (or all) of the numbers in a
numerical expression with variables.
: An equation is a statement of equality between two expressions.
If A and B are two expressions in the variable x, then A = B is an equation in the variable x.
Identify a value for the variable that would make each equation or inequality into a true number sentence. Is this the
only possible answer? State when the equation or inequality is true using equality and inequality symbols.
1. 3 + g = 15
2. 30 > 2d
3. 15/f > 5
4. 42 ≤ 50 - m
Each of the following numbers, if substituted for the variable, makes one of the equations below into a true number
sentence. Match the number to that equation: 3, 6, 15, 16, 44.
a. n + 26 = 32
b. n - 12 = 32
c. 17n = 51
e. n/3 = 15
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