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# Create an Equation with a Solution Closest to Zero

Directions: Using whole numbers 1 through 9 at most once, create an equation such that the solution is closest to zero.

### Hint

What are some numbers that are close to zero?
What kind of numbers would you put in for the coefficients of x?

There are many equations that will get to the correct answer of 1/8 or -1/8. Here are some possible equations examples:

9x + 3 = 1x + 4
1x + 7 = 9x + 8

Source: Daniel Luevanos

## Writing Equivalent Polynomial Expressions

Directions: Use the digits 1-9, at most one time each, to create a true statement. …

1. 5x+2=4x+4

2. 9x+3=1x + 4

3. 1x+1=3x+2

4. I’m new to open middle, can you combine digits and use, for example 987x and 1x?

5. Wouldn’t 1/9 or -1/9 be closer to 0 than 1/8 or -1/8? What about the equation 9x+2=0x+1?

6. 9x + 3 = x +2

7. 9x + 3 = x + 2

8. 9x+8=1x+7

9. 7x – 4 = 3x – 6
Can we have a different equation from the problem across the equal sign ?

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8x + 4 = 5 – 2x

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2x + 8= 1x + 8 is exactly 0
-1x -1x
x + 8 = 8
-8 -8
x=0

12. 9x+3=1x+4
1x+7=9x+8