**In this module you can study how to solve equations that take more than two steps to solve.**

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If you subtract a value from one side of an equation, you must also subtract it (*not add it!*) from the other side of the equation.

As long as you do exactly the same thing to both sides of an equation, the equation will stay in balance.

**Study and practice**

- Study solving equations with the variable on both sidesThis page from onlinemathlearning.com has a good explanation about how to solve equations of this sort and also has a video to help your understanding.
- Study solving linear equations with bracketsThis online tutorial from cimt.plymouth.ac.uk can show you how to solve a linear equation with brackets. The tutorial offers step-by-step examples and has many exercises you can solve online.
- Download a worksheet of multi-step equationsThis worksheet from Kuta software gives you 26 multi-step equations to solve.
- Download a worksheet of multi-step equations for more practiceThis worksheet from Kuta software provides you with 20 mixed linear equations to solve.
- Quiz yourself on solving equations with variables on both sidesSee if you understand how to solve equations with variables on both side of the equal sign with this quiz on onlinemathlearning.com.
- Quiz yourself on equations with bracketsTry solving some equations with brackets using the distributive property at onlinemathlearning.com.

Use this search term to find additional resources:

*equations with variables on both sides*

- Free Math Help ForumOnline 24/7 maths assistance for all levels of maths.
- SOS Math forumOnline 24/7 maths assistance for algebra and higher.
- Te Puna Ako Learning CentreIn-person help for Unitec students
- Maia Māori CentreSupport centre for Unitec's Māori students
- Pacific CentreSupport centre for Unitec's Pacific students