# Algebra step by step instructions

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## Algebra - One and Two Step Equations

After helping many middle school students who despised math learn to LOVE Algebra, I decided to try to help more students around the world get rid of their fears and frustrations of Algebra. Most students don't do well in Algebra because they don't have the basic "building blocks" or foundation in order to understand more difficult concepts. My goal is to help you build that foundation so that you are not only successful, but come to enjoy the challenge of Algebra.
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## How to Solve Algebra Equations: Step by Step Instructions Whether you are anticipating taking a pre-algebra class in the future, are struggling with a current pre-algebra class, or need to master the basics to enter a beginning algebra class, learning pre-algebra step-by-step can help you understand the material that you will build on in later courses. Trying to go too fast and skimming over the basics can hurt your understanding of more complex problems later on. Therefore, working methodically through pre-algebra material will help you progress in a more productive way. Study numbers and their properties. Though students who are ready for pre-algebra will already be familiar with basic functions and operations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, a good knowledge of more complex numerical operations and properties, such as decimals, square roots, negative numbers, and integer properties, will prove to be invaluable in algebra studies later on. Work with ratios and proportions.

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Let's talk about ratios and proportions. When we talk about the speed of a car or an airplane we measure it in miles per hour. This is called a rate and is a type of ratio. A ratio is a way to compare two quantities by using division as in miles per hour where we compare miles and hours. A proportion on the other hand is an equation that says that two ratios are equivalent. 