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The why of algebra

Much of algebra seems obsessed with "doing the same thing to both sides". Why is this? How can we develop an intuition for which algebraic operations are valid and which ones aren't?This tutorial takes a high-level, conceptual walk-through of what an equation represents and why we do the same thing to both sides of it.

Topics: Algebra, General Mathematics
Cost: Free

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Much of algebra seems obsessed with "doing the same thing to both sides". Why is this? How can we develop an intuition for which algebraic operations are valid and which ones aren't?This tutorial takes a high-level, conceptual walk-through of what an equation represents and why we do the same thing to both sides of it.

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  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: One-on-One
  • Instructor: Sal Khan
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: Khan Academy
  • Topics: Algebra, General Mathematics

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