## Solving Equations

Unknowns on both sides

To solve equations with the same unknown variable on both sides:

Step 1: If necessary, expand any brackets and collect like terms.

Step 2: Remove the unknown from one side of the equation, remembering to balance the other side.

Step 3: Use inverse operations to solve for the unknown.

Step 1: If necessary, expand any brackets and collect like terms.

Step 2: Remove the unknown from one side of the equation, remembering to balance the other side.

Step 3: Use inverse operations to solve for the unknown.