Solving addition and subtraction equations
To solve an equation means to find a value for the variable that makes the equation true. Whatever you do to one side of the equation, you must also do to the other side.
Solving multiplication equations
To solve a multiplication equation, use the inverse operation of division. Divide both sides by the same non-zero number.
Solving division equations
To solve a division equation, use the inverse operation of multiplication. Multiply both sides by the same number.