10 Questions
What is the solution to the equation $3\frac{x}{5}=7$?
In the example given, what does the ratio $\frac{40, \text{km}}{30, \text{kmh}^{1}}$ represent?
In the equation $x=2015$, what does $x$ represent?
In the context of linear equations, what do higherlevel concepts like quadratic equations and systems of linear equations involve?
Why are linear equations important in understanding topics like quadratic equations and graphical representation of data?
What is the first step in the twostep method for solving linear equations?
Which method is effective for solving one variable equations with only whole numbers or integers involved?
In the equation 7x  6 = 8, what should be done after dividing both sides by 7 following the onestep method?
What should be moved to one side while placing constants to another side in the onestep method of solving linear equations?
How should the equation be set up in the twostep method so that the coefficient of x equals zero?
Summary
Solving Linear Equations in Class 9th PSEB Mathematics
In your mathematics journey through Class 9 with Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), you'll encounter linear equations — foundational building blocks of algebra and problemsolving skills. In this section, let's explore how to solve these simple yet powerful expressions that describe real life situations using two fundamental methods.
One Step Method
This method is effective when solving one variable equations like (ax + b = c) where coefficients ((a,\ b,\ c)) involve only whole numbers or integers. Here's how it works:
 If there's a coefficient before the x term, isolate it by dividing both sides by the number, i.e., set [ax = c  b]
 Next, move all terms containing x to one side while placing constants to another side: [x = \frac{c  b}{a}]
Example: Solve (7x  6= 8.) First, divide both sides by 7: [ x=\frac{8+6}{7} ] Then simplify: [ x=\frac{14}{7}=\frac{2\times 7}{7}=2 ]
Two Step Method
The two step method allows us to solve more complex linear equations involving fractions, decimals, or multiplication and division operations within parentheses. It involves following these steps:
 Simplify each term without changing its sign.
 Perform any operation inside parentheses first.
 Move all terms containing (x) to one side while keeping their signs intact.
 Set up the equation so that the coefficient of (x) equals zero. Then, find the constant part divided by the coefficient of (x).
Let's apply our newfound knowledge to some examples:
Solve (3\dfrac{x}{5}=7.)
Firstly, reverse the order of the fraction term and multiply the entire equation by 5: [ 5\left( 3\frac{x}{5} \right)=5(7)\quad\Rightarrow\quad 15x,= ,35 ] Next, add (x) to both sides: [ x=2015 \quad\Rightarrow \quad x=5 ]
Applications and Real Life Situations
Linear relationships often represent proportions, rates, slopes of lines, and distancetime graphs. For instance:

A shopkeeper sells apples at Rs.25 per dozen ((12)); if he earns Rs.300 selling them, determine how many dozens were sold. To solve this, we can create a proportion: (\frac{\text{number of apples}}{12}=\frac{Rs300}{25}.)

Determine the time taken to travel 40 km at a speed of 30kmph. To do this, formulate a ratio: [\frac{\text{distance}}{\text{speed}}=\left(\frac{40,\text{km}}{30,\text{kmh}^{1}}\right)=\left(\frac{4}{3},\text{hour}\right)^{1}=\left(\frac{3}{4},\text{hour}\right),] which indicates 0.75 hours or (45\ minutes.)
As you progress further into Class 9 math, keep practicing problems related to linear equations; they will help you understand higher level concepts such as quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, and graphical representation of data much easier!
Description
Explore the onestep and twostep methods for solving linear equations in 9th Grade Mathematics with Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). Learn how to manipulate equations involving whole numbers, fractions, and decimals to find solutions. Apply these techniques to reallife scenarios involving proportions, rates, and distancetime graphs.