It takes practice and a few useful methods to decide where to start when solving equations with a variable on both sides of the equals sign. There are many methods we use to solve for the variable when it appears in more than one place. You need to know how to combine like terms, as well as the skills needed to solved multi-step equations.

### How Do You Solve Equations with Variables on Both Sides

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