Table of Contents

- 1 How do you keep an equation balanced while solving it?
- 2 What is an equation of equality?
- 3 What are the 5 properties of equality?
- 4 What is the difference between an equation and an equality?
- 5 What is the symbol of equation?
- 6 When do you use properties of equality to solve equation?
- 7 What is the addition and subtraction property of equality?

## How do you keep an equation balanced while solving it?

An example of keeping the equation balanced in order to solve an equation

- Move all the x terms to one side. Use inverse operations and add 1 5 x 15x 15x to both sides to keep the equation balanced.
- Solve by working backwards from the order of operations.
- Continue to get x alone using inverse operations.

## What is an equation of equality?

Two equations that have the same solution are called equivalent equations e.g. 5 +3 = 2 + 6. And this as we learned in a previous section is shown by the equality sign =. If you multiply each side of an equation with the same nonzero number you produce an equivalent equation.

**Why do we keep the balance when solving an equation?**

An equation is like a weighing scale – both sides balance because they represent the same amount. To solve the equation you need to find the value of the missing number by performing the same operation on each side.

**What is a balanced equation in math?**

A balanced equation is an equation where both sides are equal to the same amount. The answer to the expression on the left side of the equals sign (=) should be equal to the value on the right side of the equals sign.

### What are the 5 properties of equality?

The Reflexive Property. a =a.

### What is the difference between an equation and an equality?

As nouns the difference between equality and equation is that equality is (uncountable) the fact of being equal while equation is (senseid)(mathematics) an assertion that two expressions are equal, expressed by writing the two expressions separated by an equal sign; from which one is to determine a particular quantity.

**How do you balance algebraic expressions?**

The allowed operations are:

- Add the same amount to both sides (either x’s or ones)
- Subtract the same amount from both sides (either x’s or ones)
- Multiply both sides by the same number (but not by zero)
- Divide both sides by the same number (but not by zero)

**What is the golden rule for solving equations?**

Do unto one side of the equation, what you do to the other! If we put something on, or take something off of one side, the scale (or equation) is unbalanced. When solving math equations, we must always keep the ‘scale’ (or equation) balanced so that both sides are ALWAYS equal.

## What is the symbol of equation?

Basic math symbols

Symbol | Symbol Name | Example |
---|---|---|

≠ | not equal sign | 5 ≠ 4 5 is not equal to 4 |

≈ | approximately equal | sin(0.01) ≈ 0.01, x ≈ y means x is approximately equal to y |

> | strict inequality | 5 > 4 5 is greater than 4 |

< | strict inequality | 4 < 5 4 is less than 5 |

## When do you use properties of equality to solve equation?

For all real numbers a, b, and c: If a = b, then a + c = b + c. If two expressions are equal to each other, and you add the same value to both sides of the equation, the equation will remain equal. When you solve an equation, you find the value of the variable that makes the equation true. In order to solve the equation, you isolate the variable.

**How does the division property of equality work?**

If you multiply each side of an equation with the same nonzero number you produce an equivalent equation. And naturally this goes for the division property of equality as well. You can divide each side of an equation with the same nonzero number to produce an equivalent equation

**What’s the best way to balance an equation?**

We balance or solve equations, but simplify or evaluate expressions. If the variable (letter) you’re trying to solve for appears on both sides of the equation, move one to the other side. Get all your “ x x x ’s to Texas” or get all the x x x ’s to one side of the equation. Solve by working backwards from the order of operations.

### What is the addition and subtraction property of equality?

The addition property of equality tells us that adding the same number to each side of an equation gives us an equivalent equation if\\: a-b=c,then\\: a-b\\, {\\color {green} {+\\, b}}=c\\, {\\color {green} {+\\, b}}, or \\: a=c+b The same goes with the subtraction property of equality.