Another term for an "algebra word problem"—it is putting Mr. X or Mrs. Y to work to tell you the value of that unknown quantity.

Solving an equation is the main event in Algebra: the goal is to find that unknown value x, by isolating it—thou shalt do the same thing to either side of the equation to keep it in balance.

by MathPlus September 21, 2016

by Ebeedubs May 18, 2014

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