
Solve Equations in 2 Steps: y+a=b, a+y=b, ya=b, ay = b, y/a = b Math Fun Game Tips:  An equation has an equal sign '=' between its left side and right side. Example: y+7=19 Finding the answer to an equation is called solving the equation. To solve y+7=19, you need to isolate the variable y by itself on one side of the equation.  For an equation such as y+7=19, the answer y=12 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=12, the left side value of y+7 evaluates as 12+7 = 19. When you check the right side value of y+7=19, it is already 19 with no evaluation work needed.  The answer y=12 that satisfies the equation y+7=19 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 subtract 7 from the left side of y+7=19, then you also subtract 7 from the right side. To solve y+7=19, a complete solution includes the step y+77=197 before writing the final step y=12. Notice that to remove +7 from y+7, you use the inverse of addition, namely subtraction.  Similarly, the standard method for solving an equation such as w8 = 20 to find the value of w is to use the step w8+8 = 20+8 before stating the final answer w=28. Notice that to remove 8 from w8, you use the inverse of subtracting 8, namely adding 8 to each side.  The standard method for solving an equation such as 6y=42 to find the value of y is to show the step 6y/6 = 42/6 before stating the final answer y=7. Notice that to remove the 6 from 6y, you use the inverse of multiplication by 6, namely division by 6.  Also, 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.  Refresh/Reload the web page to start over again.  If the game doesn't respond to keyboard input, click inside the game area to reset the game's focus.  The score report automatically appears after you have made 20 choices.  The Equation score is based on your choices only and does not count the parrot hits.  The Game score is reduced by the number of parrot hits.  The game speeds up as your score increases. Adjust this with the  and + keys. 
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