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Solving Equations and Inequalities


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In this unit, students will learn to use equations and inequalities to model real-world situations and to solve basic linear equations and inequalities, including the following forms/techniques. Students will:

  • isolate a variable using inverse operations.
  • combine like terms.
  • balance variables on both sides of an equation or inequality.
  • use the distributive property.
  • write an equation in slope-intercept form.

Essential Questions

  • How do we recognize when it is appropriate to use a linear model to represent a real-world situation and what are the benefits of using a linear model to answer questions about the situation?

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