Thank you for helping me out…

I saw one of your activities that seemed to actually “solve” an equation that had random A’s and B’s for. Ax+B=C , but the code was a little beyond my capabilities.

Suppose cell(0,1) contains “2x - 7 = 5”

Student enters into cell(1,1) “x = 6”

i was thinking somewhere along the lines of grabbing the right side of cell(1,1) and putting it into the lhs as a simpleFunction cell(0,1) and comparing that to the right side of cell(0,1) (difference function?)

I have an equation solver that I use for one equation, but the issue here is, I want them be able to put expr = 5 and expr = -5 in either box. So predetermining the final answer is not optimal. Not to mention, it would save a lot of editing because I would only have to change the code/problem in the first table and note.

I saw a sink for “Solve:” somewhere on an activity, but I could not understand how it worked…would that be useful?

I hope that makes sense. You are always truly helpful, and I really appreciate the time that you take to help me out.