Linear Equations In One Variable 2

Directions: Using the digits 1 to 9 at most one time each, place a digit in each box to create an equation with a solution that’s as close to zero as possible.

Hint

How does choosing the coefficient values affective whether the solution is positive or negative? How does choosing the constant values affective whether the solution is positive or negative?

Answer

The solution whose value is as close to zero as possible is 1/8 and -1/8. You can get that via answers like 9x + 5 = 1x + 4.

Source: Robert Kaplinsky

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