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Solving a one variable algebra problem

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1/2x-1/3=3x+1/3

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The first step in any problem with a variable is to group all like variables together.
The second step is to get the variable by itself.

Let's look at a simple example first:

2x + 3 = 7

In this example there is only one statement including the variable (x), so we skip to step two, getting the variable alone. To do this we must get rid of the 3, which we can do as long as we do the same thing to both sides of the ...

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In this solution I go through the steps of solving a one variable algebra problem, namely 1/2x -1/3 = 3x+1/3

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