## How to work with Algebra: Part 5

Learning about algebra in your maths lessons may not be your favourite thing to do, but there are many world records involving Maths!

The longest human representation of a mathematical equation, achieved in India in 2016, is 499 people! It involved 250 digits, 249 maths symbols, and the answer was 100. At least you do not have to work out equations which are that large.

Until recently, the longest standing maths problem, known as Fermat’s Last Theorem, was unsolved for 365 years. It was solved in 1995!

Algebra is used in many ways, but can still be an area of Maths which many find difficult to understand. If you need some more help with algebra, then have a look at Part 5 of how “How to work with Algebra” guide.

Part 5 focusses on solving equations. It explains how to solve the following:

• One step equations
• Two step equations
• Letters on both sides
• Equations with brackets
• Equations with fractions

It also has some questions to help you practise, and answers to check your understanding.

Click on the picture below to view the guide.

Come back and check our blog page for more resources to help you improve your understanding of different topics in various subjects.  “How to work with Algebra – Part 1- 4” are already available. New resources for both Maths and Science will be coming soon.