Let's use hanger diagrams to understand equivalent equations.
6.1: Notice and Wonder: Solving Equations
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
6.2: Hanger Diagrams
This hanger containing 2 pentagons and 6 circles is in balance. Use the hanger diagram to create two additional hangers that would be in balance.
6.3: Diagrams and Equations
In the previous activity, each square weighs 10 pounds and each circle weighs \(x\) pounds.
So, this diagram could be represented by the equation \(10 = 2x\).
Use each of the 6 hanger diagrams containing squares and circles from the previous activity to write an equation that represents the weights on the hanger.
Solve each equation.
Compare the solutions to the equations with the answers from the previous activity. What do you notice?