- Multiply both sides by the Least Common Denominator (LCD) to reduce fractions.
- Use the Distributive Property to remove parentheses.
- Combine Like Terms
- Use Addition or Subtraction to move all the variable terms to the same side (Left Side).
- Use Addition or Subtraction to move all the non-variable terms (number terms) to the other side (Right Side).
- Divide both sides by the Coefficient.

Possible results when solving a Linear Equation:

- Variable = number
- Solution = number
- All the variables are eliminated leaving a False Statement
- No Solution
- All the variables are eliminated leaving a True Statement
- All Real Numbers

Examples

x = -2

y = 0

Examples

0 = 4

0 = -2

Examples

0 = 0

3 = 3