Solving for X

Equations demand symmetry:

operations exercised

left and right of equal signs

to isolate the quantity

which will solve for x.

*Solving for X* © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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A mathematical meditation on the matter of "what you do on one side of the equation, you must do to the other," as in:

2x - 4 = 0 (our initial algebraic equation)

2x - 4 + 4 = 0 + 4 (adding 4 to both sides)

2x = 4 (the result)

2x / 2 = 4 / 2 (dividing by 2 on both sides)

x = 2 (the result)

now checking that by putting the number back in where x was:

(2 x 2) - 4 = 0

4 - 4 = 0

0 = 0
Submitted: May 25, 2020