Basic Equations and Inequalities


This chapter introduces the solving of basic linear equations and inequalities. These skills lead to work with real-life word problems. Sets and Venn diagrams are also discussed.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these activities you should be able to

  1. Solve one-step and two-step equations. 
  2. Translate a word sentence into an equation and solve it.
  3. Write an equation from a word problem and solve it.
  4. Determine the solution set for a one-step inequality.
  5. Write an inequality from a word problem and solve it.
Activity List