Chapter 2

Solving Equations


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Where You've Been

  • In previous courses, you learned to solve simple equations.
  • In Chapter 1, you extended your ability to do arithmetic operations to include rational numbers.
  • Also in Chapter 1, you used variables to write expressions and equations that represent real-world situations.

Where You're Going

  • In this chapter, you will solve equations, including equations with variables on both sides, using properties of equality.
  • You will develop the ability to solve problems by defining variables, relating them to one another, and writing an equation.
  • You will use measures of central tendency to describe a set of data.
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Real World Snapshots Applying what you learn, you will do an activity involving bicycle gears, on pages 130-131.

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