Unit 5, Lesson 16# Representing Contexts with Equations

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In the previous lesson students looked at methods for solving equations with rational numbers. In this lesson students choose equations that represent a context, and write their own equations given a context. Students are also encouraged to look at the structure of an equation and decide if its solution is positive or negative, without solving it. Write equations of the form or to represent situations with negative numbers.