There are some equations that you can solve in your head quickly, but other equations are more complicated. Multi-step equations, ones that take several steps to solve, can still be simplified and solved by applying basic algebraic rules such as the multiplication and addition properties of equality.

In this section we will explore methods for solving multi-step equations that contain grouping symbols and several mathematical operations. We will also learn techniques for solving multi-step equations that contain absolute values. Finally, we will learn that some equations have no solutions, while others have an infinite number of solutions.