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# Several Mnemonics for Equation Solving

Greg Smith: I use many SMATHism 's in class.
Here are several:

In equation solving, I emphasize that we always do "things" in pairs to maintain equality in mathematices.

In equation solving, I emphasize that we need only perform one opposite to "get rid of" something.

For equation solving when we want to undo something, we use B. S. well actually double B. S. to determine where to perform the operation the Back Side of Both Sides of the equation, or the Bottom Side of Both Sides of the equation.

When you substitute, always substitute as a quantity.

The verb always becomes the equal sign in equations.

 Formulas: A=(pi)r^2 Apple pies r square A=(pi)r*r Apple pies r round C = (pi)d Cherry pie delight I = p r t I "am" p-r-t pronounced I am pretty rt = d rt are d pronounced retard

The three s's of equation solving: Substitute, simplify, solve