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Modeling and Solving Two-Step Equations through explorelearning.com. SEVENTH GRADE MATH Moving Straight Ahead Investigation 4.2. A. The first equation that you will see is 2x + 2 = 6 . Part 1. Modeling the equation. 1. The left side of the equation is 2x + 2.

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### Modeling and Solving Two-Step Equationsthrough explorelearning.com

Investigation 4.2

A.The first equation that you will see is 2x + 2 = 6.Part 1. Modeling the equation

1.The left side of the equation is 2x + 2.

a. How many x-cups will you need to model this?

You will need2 x-cups

b. How many unit counters will you need to model this?

2 unit counters

c.Drag the correct number of cups and counters to the left side of the equal sign

c. Drag the correct number of cups and counters to the left side of the equal sign.

d.Click the “Check button” to make sure you have the correct model.

1.You first need to subtract the unit counters from the left side and an equal number from the right side.

a. How many unit counters should be subtracted from

each side of the equation?

b. the right side. Once you isolate the variables on one side of the equation, you need to divide the remaining unit counters so that there are an equal number in each of the x-cups .

C.How many unit counters will be in each x-cup?

Check for Understanding with a new problem the right side.Model and solve the equation 3x + 4 = 16.

3x + 4 = 16

3(4) + 4 = 16

12 + 4 = 16

16 = 16

The solution x = 4 is correct