# 3.11: Solve Multi-Step Equations Involving Rational Numbers

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Decimal |
In common use, a decimal refers to part of a whole number. The numbers to the left of a decimal point represent whole numbers, and each number to the right of a decimal point represents a fractional part of a power of one-tenth. For instance: The decimal value 1.24 indicates 1 whole unit, 2 tenths, and 4 hundredths (commonly described as 24 hundredths). |

distributive property |
The distributive property states that the product of an expression and a sum is equal to the sum of the products of the expression and each term in the sum. For example, . |

fraction |
A fraction is a part of a whole. A fraction is written mathematically as one value on top of another, separated by a fraction bar. It is also called a rational number. |

Integer |
The integers consist of all natural numbers, their opposites, and zero. Integers are numbers in the list ..., -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3... |

rational number |
A rational number is a number that can be expressed as the quotient of two integers, with the denominator not equal to zero. |

Repeating Decimal |
A repeating decimal is a decimal number that ends with a group of digits that repeat indefinitely. 1.666... and 0.9898... are examples of repeating decimals. |

Terminating Decimal |
A terminating decimal is a decimal number that ends. The decimal number 0.25 is an example of a terminating decimal. |

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Learn to solve multi-step equations involving rational numbers.

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