# What is an example of a two-step equation?

## What is an example of a two-step equation?

Sal solves the equation -16 = x/4 + 2. It takes two steps because he first has to subtract 2 from both sides and then multiply both sides by 4.

## How do you write two-step equations?

Students learn to write a sentence as an equation. For example, “Twice a number increased by 5 is 21” can be written as 2n + 5 = 21. Next, solve the equation by subtracting 5 from both sides, to get 2n = 16, then divide both sides by 2, to get n = 8.

## What is the first step to solving equations?

After simplifying, the first step in solving an equation with a variable on both sides is to get the variable on one side. This is done by reversing the addition or subtraction of one of the terms with the variable.

## What is the rule for solving equations?

The following steps provide a good method to use when solving linear equations. Simplify each side of the equation by removing parentheses and combining like terms. Use addition or subtraction to isolate the variable term on one side of the equation. Use multiplication or division to solve for the variable.

## What are the 4 steps for solving an equation?

We have 4 ways of solving one-step equations: Adding, Substracting, multiplication and division. If we add the same number to both sides of an equation, both sides will remain equal.

## Why do we do two step equations in Middle School?

In middle school it seems like we do a lot of equations. Students learn to solve one step, two step and multi-step equations. The cool thing about doing all of these types of equations is that they build on each other. Once students get going, two-step equations can become a rote skill that students know how to do almost without thinking.