Section 1.2 Applications of Linear Equations: Modeling

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Distributive property (Section P.4 , page 41)

  2. 2 Arithmetic of fractions, least common denominator (Section P.5 , page 54)

  3. 3 Linear Equations (Section 1.1 , page 83)


  1. 1 Learn modeling procedures for solving applied problems.

  2. 2 Use linear equations to model applied problems.

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