Solving Basic Algebraic Equations

A Method for Mastering an Essential Topic in Mathematics
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (47 ratings)
1,623 students
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Students will learn a method for solving basic algebraic equations. These are single-variable, linear equations of the form: x+8=13 and 3y-17=42.


  • Students should be comfortable adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers.


Solving algebraic equations is a topic that many students find troublesome. This focused course provides a method for solving equations of the form:

2x - 5 = 14


3x/4 + 7 = 20

You'll learn about variables, like terms, coefficients, and keeping equations balanced. Each lesson builds on the last, enabling you to master each step in the process before moving on. All practice problems have solutions provided so you can check your work.

Who this course is for:

  • Middle school to college students. Anyone who has struggled to learn algebra, or who plans to learn more complicated math topics.

Course content

3 sections7 lectures36m total length
  • Understanding Variables and Like Terms
  • Solving Equations Involving Addition and Subtraction


Math Instructor
Allison Moffett
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 47 Reviews
  • 1,623 Students
  • 1 Course

I am an experienced math instructor with a Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics. I understand the difficulties many people face when learning math and I've come up with straightforward teaching methods. I am accustomed to teaching in a video format, so my courses are engaging and easy to follow.