# How do you solve multi step equations with variables on one side?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 6, 2018

Do the order of operations backwards

#### Explanation:

The order of operations backwards is PESADM

So to solve multistep problems start by removing parenthesis and exponents ( PE) Then move all positive and negative terms without the variable to the other side of the equation by doing the opposite. ( SA) After moving all the terms without the variable remove the coefficients by multiplying or dividing the opposite of what the coefficient in front of the variable is. (DM)

If there is a negative sign in front of the variable multiple or divide both sides by -1 to remove the negative sign.