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Beginning Algebra
Tutorial 12: Addition Property of Equality

 *Inverse of sub. 1/5 is add. 1/5

 If you put 4/5 back in for x in the original problem you will see that 4/5 is the solution to our problem.

 *Inverse of add 7 is sub. 7

 If you put -9 back in for b in the original problem you will see that -9 is the solution to our problem.

 *Inverse of sub. .5x is add .5x *Inverse of sub. 7.1 is add 7.1

 If you put 5.9 back in for x in the original problem you will see that 5.9 is the solution to our problem.

 Answer/Discussion to 1d Using the distributive property and then combining like terms to simplify the left side of the equation we get:

 *Use distributive prop. *Combine like terms

 Solving for x we get:

 *Inverse of add x is sub. x   *Inverse of add 13 is sub. 13

 If you put -15 back in for x in the original problem you will see that -15 is the solution to our problem.

 Answer/Discussion to 2a Two numbers have a sum of 200.  If one number is x, express the other number in terms of x.

 Since our total is 200 and we are letting x represent one number, the other number would be expressed as the total minus x or 200 - x. So, 200 - x is our answer.

Last revised on July 26, 2011 by Kim Seward.