Equations with Parentheses
Lessons 6.3 & 6.4, page 231 Equations with Parentheses Objectives: To solve equations that include parentheses or fractions. 
GOLDEN RULE of SOLVING EQUATIONS Do unto one side of an equation as you do unto the other side. 
Review of Lessons 6.1 & 6.2

Steps 1. Clear the equation of fractions. (Multiply every term by the LCD to remove fractions.) 2. Use the Distributive Property to remove parentheses on each side. 3. Combine like terms to get variable on one side. (Undo addition or subtraction.) 4. Solve. (Undo multiplication or division.) 5. Check your solution by substituting what you get into the original equation. 
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Solving with Fractions When an equation contains fractions, multiply EVERY PART by the LCD. (Least Common Denominator) This will eliminate all fractions in the problem. 
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Summary Simplify. Add or subtract. Multiply or divide. Check.
