


Solving EquationsTake a look at the equation below. As you can see, after the variable is subtracted from the left and the constants are subtracted from the right, you are still left with 2x on one side.
This means that the unknown number multiplied by two, equals 22. To find the value of x, use the process "dividing by the coefficient" described on the next page. Identifying and Using CoefficientsThe coefficient of a variable is the number which the variable is being multiplied by. In this equation, 2 is the coefficient of x because 2x is present in the equation. Some additional examples of coefficients:
Note that in the last two examples, the following rules are applied
Continue to the next page to see how we use the coefficient of the variable x in the equation, 2, to find the value of x. 

