# Solving 2 Step Equations

## Chapter 3 Lesson 5

## Solving 2 Step Equations

**To get variable alone on one side of the equation. In order to do this we need to use the inverse operation.**

__Goal -____are__

**Inverse Operations***Opposites*.

Addition and Subtraction are inverse operations.

Multiplication and Division are inverse operations.

## Steps to solving 2 steps equations

- Draw line through center of equation
- Distribute if necessary
- Use the inverse operation to isolate the term with variable
- Use inverse operation to isolate variable
- Check by plugging found value into original equation

Solving Two Step Equations: The Basics