Linear Equations

Linear equations are defined by a function with only one answer. The term "solving" means to leave X alone

For example:

Solve the following linear equation

3(X-4)=5X + 6

Step One:
Take care of the parentheses by distributing the 3
3X -12 = 5X + 6

Step Two:
Group the variables and the numbers together
3X -5X= 12 + 6
Step Three:
Leave X alone:
-2X= 18
X= (-18/2)=-9
Final Answer
X= -9