#### Transcript of The 2 Step Equation Race

**The 2 Step Equation Race**

by Leila Dibble

2x + 1 = 7

subtract 1 from both sides

2x = 6

Next Step: Use inverse operations to eliminate the coefficient, 2.

2x = 6

divide both sides by 2

x = 3

Next Lap: 3x + 2 = 14

3x + 2 = 14

3x = 12

Subtract 2 from both sides of the equation to eliminate the constant, 2.

3x = 12

x = 4

Divide both sides of the equation by 3 to isolate the variable, x.

Solve 2x + 1= 7

Step 1: Use inverse operations to eliminate the constant, 1.

Let's get our engines started.

You Win!

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