 # Multi-Step Equations

Objective: I know how to solve multi-step equations.

To solve a multi-step equation, we would start by trying to simplify the equation by combining like terms and using the distributive property whenever possible.

Consider the equation 2( x + 1) – x = 5. First, we will use the distributive property to remove the parenthesis and then we can combine like terms and the isolate the variable.

Look at the lesson on Solving Multi-Step Equations if you need help on how to solve multi-step equations.

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Solve the following equations:

a) 4x + 2x = 12

b) 7y – 5y = 24

c) 4z – 2z + 4 = 8

d) 3p – 2p – 4 = –8

e) 2p + 10 + 3p = 55

f) 9x – 6 – 3x = 30

g) 7 – 2s = 3s + 2

h) 3(q + 2) = 2(3 – q)

i) 6(3 – 2e)= 2(5 – 2e)

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