What number can you multiply the number on each side of the scale by but still keep the scale balanced?

Based on your new scale, what number can you divide both sides by to keep the scale balanced?

Solve for x

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Solve for x

Look at the balance scale.

Write an equation that represents the balance scale.

Can you multiply or divide both sides of the equation by some number in order to find the value of x that makes the equation true?

What is the solution?

Substitute your solution for x in your equation to check your answer.

Math Mission

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Use the multiplication property of equality to solve equations.

Solve the Equations

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Solve the Equations

Multiplication property of equality: If you multiply both sides of an algebraic equation by the same number, except zero, or divide both sides of an algebraic equation by the same number, except zero, the equations will have the same solution.

Use the multiplication property of equality to solve each equation. Check your solution by substituting the solution into the original equation.

4x = 24

$\frac{1}{2}$x = 7

1.5x = 12

Hint:

What number can you multiply or divide by to get x by itself on one side of the equation?

Prepare a Presentation

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Prepare a Presentation

Select one of the problems from Task 4.

Explain how you used the multiplication property of equality to solve the equation.

Explain how you checked your answer.

Challenge Problem

How could you use both the addition and multiplication properties of equality to solve the equation 3x + 8 = 15?

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about your classmates’ methods for solving equations using the multiplication property of equality.

Hint:

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

How did you know whether to divide or multiply to solve the equation?

Why do you need to do the same thing on both sides of an equation?

What could you do if you checked your solution and found that your solution was incorrect?

Apply the Property

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Apply the Property

Solve the equations using the multiplication property of equality. Show each step of your work, and check your solutions.