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#### Ontario Curriculum Expectation:

#### 5.C2.3 solve equations that involve whole numbers up to 100 in various contexts, and verify solutions.

**An algebraic equation is a number sentence with an equal sign between an algebraic expression and a number.**

Here is an example of an algebraic equation that means the difference of *x* and 9 is 12.

**Solve** an equation means find the value of the variable to make sure the two sides are equal.

**Step 1: ** Do the** reversed operation **on **BOTH SIDES** to solve.