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Two-Step Equations 2

Directions:  Use the whole numbers 1 through 9 only one time each to find the largest (or smallest) possible values for x.

Hint

Hint

Where do you want to put the 9? Where should the 1 go or NOT go?

Answer

Answer

1x – 9 = 8 and 1x – 8 = 9 both have a solution of 17.
9x – 1 = 2 and 9x – 2 = 1 both have a solution of 1/3.

Source:  Chase Orton and Mark Goldstein

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