# Visualizing Algebraic Equations Using a Balance Beam

Skill:

Solve two-step linear equations and inequalities and graph solutions of the inequalities on a number line.

# Visualizing Algebraic Equations Using a Balance Beam

Build a model of an equation and see the connection between the model and the solution steps in this activity.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections. *

### Open-ended question 1

These equations are often called "two-step equations". Why do you think that is true?

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### Open-ended question 2

What strategies would you use to solve the equation ?

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