## How to work with Algebra: Part 5

Not everyone is a fan of  algebra. If you struggle with it, why not have a relax and maybe a few laughs (or groans!) at some of these mathematical jokes before starting to learn all about it!

• Why is breaking up with a partner just like doing algebra?    Because you have an x, and you are trying work out y
• Why did the Romans find algebra easy?   Because X was always 10
• The Geography book asked the Algebra book why it was so sad. It replied “Because I have so many problems”
• Which tool is the best one for maths?       The multi-pliers
• Why was six afraid of seven?      Because seven, eight, nine!
• Why did the obtuse angle jump in the pool?    Because it was over 90 degrees
• Why couldn’t the angle get a loan? Because his parents wouldn’t cosine.
• Why did the student wear glasses in math class? To improve di-vision.

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