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 Question 406701: Someone answer this(: What is the best TIP you would give to a student who doesn't understand how to Solve Equations? Thankyou guys. This is another 10 pt question/:Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi My recommendation for linear equations is to 'focus' on isolating the variable on one side of the equation and take the steps that are allowable to accomplish that. For example: Doing allowable steps is for the 'sole purpose' of isolating x 2(x+5) - 4 = 5x + 6(x-1) |remove parenthsis by applying distributive principle 2x + 10 - 4 = 5x + 6x - 6 |combining like terms on both sides 2x + 6 = 11x - 6 |adding 6 to both sides of equation to combine like terms 2x + 12 = 11x |subtracting 2x from both sides to combine like terms 12 = 9x |dividing both sides of equation by 9 to finish! 12/9 = x OR x = 1 1/3 ```