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Consider the Equation Mat at right. Homework Help ✎

Refer to the Math Notes for help.

  1. Write the original equation represented.

    Count the number of -tiles and unit tiles on each side of the equation, then turn that into an equation.

  2. Simplify the tiles on the mat as much as possible. What value of  will make the two expressions equal?

    Remove matching sets of tiles from each side.

    Now you are left with -tiles on the left and unit tiles on the right. Divide each side by to find the value of .

Equation Mat