This week was super cool! We had SFU come in to create a video staring us and our Sr Girls Soccer team went to Provincials ðŸ™‚ During my time at provincials I missed two lessons of math… So, I decided to my blog post on what we learned one of the days I was absent!! Enjoy.

So if we started with the equation:

The first thing we would begin trying to do is finding a common denominator, alike what we have been doing thus far.

Once we have found our common denominator we need to multiply it on both sides to create zero pairs:

Once I wrote out my common denominator I then cancelled out like terms, then I wrote out the new equations:

From there, I began by distributing. After that, I moved like terms to each side of the equation to make it easier to solve:

Here is the movement to either side of the equation…

Then, I combined the like terms on both sides of the equation and solved to get one term on each side…

From there I divided what was common and what could get my variable by itself.

Which then resulted in getting the final answer….