Multi-step equations with Distributive Property
Solve Multi Step Equations with the Distributive Property
What is the first thing you should do to solve 
this equation?
Add 2 to each side
Subtract 12 from each side
Distribute the 6 to the m and 2
Which of the following is the correct way to distribute the 6?
6m - 12
m - 12
6m - 6
6m - 2
Since this is now a 2-step equation, it should be simple to solve.  What two steps will you take to solveit and in what order? (Look closely at the answers.)
The correct answer is 6m - 12.  
Your equation should now look like :
Divide by 6 and then add 12
Subtract 12 and then divide by 6
Add 12 and then divide by 6
Add 6 and then divide by 12
6m - 12 = 12
To solve this equation, we add 12 and then divide by 6.
6m - 12 = 12
6m = 
m = 
What is the first thing you should do to solve this equation?
Subtract x from both sides
Combine the x's to get 2x.
Combine the x's to get 4x.
The correct answer was "Combine the x's to get 4x."
The new equation looks like this:
Add 12 and then divide by 4.
Subtract 4 and then divide by 4.
Divide by 4 and then add 12.
Subtract 12 and then divide by 12.
What are the next two steps?
4x - 12 = 4
The correct answer was "Add 12 and then divide by 4."
4x - 12 = 4
4x = 
x = 
What is the first thing you should do to solve this equation?
Combine the x's.
Subtract 2x from each side
Distribute the 5 to the x and -3
Add 3 to both sides
Which of the following is the correct way to distribute the 5?
5x - 3
5x - 15
x - 15
5x - 8
The correct answer is 5x - 15.  The equation now looks like this:
Subtract 2x from both sides.
Combine the x's to get 3x.
Combine the x's to get 7x.
Add 15 to both sides.
5x - 15 + 2x = 41
What is  the next step?
The correct answer is to combine the x's to get 7x.
The equation should now look like this:
Subtract 41 and then divide by 7.
Add 15 and then divide by 7.
Divide by 7 and then add 15.
Subtract 15 and then multiply by 7.
What are the next 2 steps?
7x - 15 = 41
The correct answer is 
"Add 15 and then divide by 7."
7x - 15 = 41
7x = 
x = 
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