## 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

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

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