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5.1: Objectives

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    After completing this chapter, you should

    Solving Equations

    • be able to identify various types of equations
    • understand the meaning of solutions and equivalent equations
    • be able to solve equations of the form \(x+a=b\) and \(x−a=b\).
    • be familiar with and able to solve linear equation

    Solving Equations of the Form \(ax=b\) and \(\dfrac{x}{a}=b\)

    • understand the equality property of addition and multiplication
    • be able to solve equations of the form \(ax=b\) and \(\dfrac{x}{a}=b\)

    Further Techniques in Equation Solving

    • be comfortable with combining techniques in equation solving
    • be able to recognize identities and contradictions

    Applications I - Translating from Verbal to Mathematical Expressions

    • be able to translate from verbal to mathematical expressions

    Applications II - Solving Problems

    • be able to solve various applied problems

    Linear Inequalities in One Variable

    • understand the meaning of inequalities
    • be able to recognize linear inequalities
    • know, and be able to work with, the algebra of linear inequalities and with compound inequalities

    Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

    • be able to identify the solution of a linear equation in two variables
    • know that solutions to linear equations in two variables can be written as ordered pairs

    This page titled 5.1: Objectives is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Denny Burzynski & Wade Ellis, Jr. (OpenStax CNX) .

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