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# Is there an easier way to remember how to solve all equations by the way I'm in middle school

Ok so In  school we've been solving inequalities and equations and tomorrow I have a test but I forget how to solve the equations and inequalities because I get mixed up with both of these,so I just want to know an easier way to remember how to solve all equations and inequalities for the 7th grade year

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Bryce R. | UF Chemistry and Mathematics TutorUF Chemistry and Mathematics Tutor
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Well, think about it this way. The equations have an equal sign so the answer is definitive. X can only equal that one number. For example 2x-3=7, x is only equal to 5.

However, for inequalities it is as if you're solving for a range. You're solving for the all the values of x which make the inequality true. For example,
2x-3>7, this inequality is true for all values greater than 5. So x has to be greater than 5.

Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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Hi Carmen;
You have provided no specific examples.  I will do the best I can.
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In the sixth grade, the way we remembered this is, The alligator is going to eat the bigger one.
Does that help?