**1. What is the best way to deal with word problems?**

There are several ways but a good general method that works for many word problems is to work out what is being found and assign a variable to it.

i.e Let what is being found bex.Thenwrite an equation usingxfrom the numbers given in the question.Thensolve the equation to find the value ofx.

**2. How many solutions do linear equations usually have?**

Linear equations usually have

ONEsolution.Some such as x + 1 = x have

nosolutions.Some have an

infinitenumber of solutions such as 2(2x + 1) = 4x + 2

**3****. What is the best way to deal with an equation with fractions?**

There are several ways but a good general method that works for most equations is to multiply each term in the equation by the common denominator. (This will eliminate all of the fractions.)