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# ZingPath: Solving and Graphing Linear Equations

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## Solving and Graphing Linear Equations

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### Lesson Focus

#### Translating Problems Into One-Step Equations

Pre-Algebra

You will translate simple word problems (involving all four basic operations) into one-step equations.

### Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

• Translate simple word problems into one-step equations.

### Everything You'll Have Covered

Equations and equality.

An equation is a mathematical sentence that shows equality; includes an equal sign, and often includes a variable.

A relationship between mathematical expressions shows equality when the expressions are the same.

For example, In order to solve real-world problems, you can write an equation to help you determine the answer.

Utilizing a step-by-step process when translating problems into one-step equations.

This Activity Objects uses the following step-by-step process when translating problems into one-step equations:

1.��� Figure out what is being asked for, or identify the unknown.

2.��� Designate a variable to represent the unknown.

3.��� Select the words which show the relationship between the unknown and any other information given in the problem.

4.��� Determine the key word or words which indicate equality.

5.��� Determine the key word or words which indicate an operation.

6.��� Form the equation.

### Tutorial Details

 Approximate Time 20 Minutes Pre-requisite Concepts Learners should be familiar with algebraic expressions, equality, equations, basic operations on whole numbers, and variables. Course Pre-Algebra Type of Tutorial Concept Development Key Vocabulary algebraic expression, equation, translating problems