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 One-Step Multipication & Division Equations
 Before you start working on equations be sure that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, decimals, and fractions are not difficult for you. If you need to go back and review any of the above that you are unsure of. To play the movie, the Flash player must be installed. Your browser needs to be configured to use the Flash Player as an application (see your browser preferences). If you are using Internet Explorer for Windows, you must install the latest Flash Plug in. (See www.macromedia.com

An Equal Sign means that one side is equal to the other.

 3 x 8 = 24 5 m = 70 24 = 8 x 3 70 = 5 m

Numbers or variables - it doesn't make any difference.

 d / 5 = 45 36 / 4 = 9 45 = d / 5 9 = 36 / 4

 You can move the constant (number) from one side of the equal sign to the other as long as whatever you do to one side you do to the other. Using the below equation to practice.
 5m = 45 5m /5 =45 / 5 (what you do to one sides of an equation you do to he other) W = 45 / 5 (the 5's canceled out and we can now solve the equation) W = 9 C - 3 = 7 +3 = 3 C = 10 Did you notice that once the equation was set up with the variables on one side and the numbers on the other, it was much easier to solve? Do not get info the habit of solving the equations in your head - try and understand what is happening.