# Balancing Equations Worksheet 1

Balancing Equations Worksheet 1 was used for a long time before the invention of computers. Now, almost all mathematics teachers include this worksheet in their calculus curriculum, not only in higher-level math but in calculus courses for younger students as well. In this worksheet, we will discuss some of the basic features that you will encounter when you are working with this worksheet.

At first glance, this worksheet is fairly straightforward. You are given a set of the equation, and you want to figure out which of those equations is most appropriate for you to solve for. You could use the direct method, which means that you need to find the solutions of the equation one by one or you could use the circular method, which means that you solve for the sum of the first few solutions and then find the solution to the equation. It doesn’t matter which way you choose to go. What matters is that you have a method that can be applied to many equations, so that your work will be more effective.