'ay' means 'a times y' , and times can also be written as 'a x y' .

'y/a' means 'y divided by a' .

- An equation has an equal sign '=' between its left side and right side. Example: 6y=42

Finding the answer to an equation, is called solving the equation.

To solve 6y=42, you need to isolate the variable y by itself on one side of the equation.

- For equation 6y=42, the answer y=7 is the value of the variable y that satisfies the equation.

To satisfy an equation means to make its left side value equal its right side value.

When you check the answer y=7, the left side value of 6y evaluates as 6 times y = 6 times 7 = 42.

When you check the right side value of 6y=42, it is already 42 with no evaluation work needed.

- The answer y=7 that satisfies the equation 6y=42 can be called the solution or root of the equation.

- When solving an equation, you treat both its left side and its right side equally.

For example, if you divide the left side of 6y=42 by 6, then you also divide the right side by 6.

To solve 6y=42, a complete solution includes the step 6y/6=42/6 before writing the final step y=7.

Notice that to remove 6 from 6y, you use the inverse of multiplication, namely division.

- Similarly, the standard method for solving an equation such as w/8 = 3 to find the value of w

is to show the step (w/8)x8 = 3x8 before stating the final answer w=24.

Notice that to remove the 8 from w/8, you use the inverse of dividing by 8, namely multiplying by 8.

- Your Score Report appears after you have made 10 choices.

- Your Game Score is reduced by the number of parrot hits.

- To slow the game speed repeat tap/click on the word

- To increase the game speed repeat tap/click on the word Math.

- Speed can also be adjusted with a keyboard's - and + keys.

- Refresh/Reload the web page to restart the game.

- Adjust the sound level of media on your device.

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