then reload this page.
For each value of $x$ in the table below, slide the slider to find
the value of $4x-2$.
A mathematical sentence with an equals sign, like $3x+5=11$, is called
an equation. An equation may be true or false, depending on the value
of $x$. To solve an equation means to find the value(s) of $x$ which
make it true. Those values are the equation’s solutions.
The Mathscribe Fruit Stand sells apples for \$2 each, so if you want to buy
$a$ apples, the number of dollars it will cost is $2a$.
A teacher has $20$ cookies to divide among her students. She wants to give them
out as a prize to the first $s$ students to come to class. If each student gets $4$ cookies,
an equation for the number of students who get a prize is
$$20/s = 4$$.