# Equations

Equation

When two things are equal.

Solution

A value we can put in place of a variable (such as x) that makes the equation true.

Equivalent Equations

When two solutions have the same value.

Coefficient

A number used to multiply a variable. Sometimes a letter stands in for the number.

Division Property of Equality

When you divide both sides of an equation by the same nonzero number, the sides remain equal.

Multiplication Property of Equality

When you multiply both sides of an equation by the same number, the sides remain equal

Two Step Equation

Simplify using the inverse of addition or subtraction. Simplify further by using the inverse of multiplication or division.

One Step Equation

You will only need to perform one step in order to solve the equation. Only variables on one side of the equal sign and numbers on the other side of the equal sign.

Integer

A positive or negative whole number with no fractional part.

Product

The answer when two or more numbers are multiplied together.