Q 1 What is the strategy? Provide your own example of an equation that requires that you apply all 4 parts of the strategy. Solve your equation and identify the property that you are applying with each step. Try to challenge yourself with your example choice (in other words, try not to make it too simple).
Q2 Sometimes solving an equation can be made easier by simplifying the terms in the equation before solving it.
How does the knowledge of simplifying an expression help you to solve an equation efficiently? Provide an example of two types of equations: 1) contains fractions on both sides; 2) contains decimals on both sides. Demonstrate the strategies that can be used to simplify the solution process. Explain the process that you used.