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# Solving One-Step Equations (Negative and Positive Solutions)

Directions: Use the digits 1 to 9, at most one time each, to create two equations: one where x has a positive value and one where x has a negative value. ### Hint

How does the value of the number being added to x affect the value of x?
How does the value of the sum affect the value of x?

There are many answers. To get a positive solution, the number being added to x should be less than the sum. To get a negative solution, the number being added to x should be greater than the sum.

Source: Robert Kaplinsky

## Order of Operations 6

Directions: Using the digits 1 to 5, at most one time each, place a digit …

1. Could you extend this by asking: ” Using the same digits, create an equation where x has a negative value. What do you notice?”

• Sure. That’s a fine hint.

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