Most people shudder at the thought of mathematical equations. At the risk of generalization, math could easily be considered as one the most detested subjects in the world. Algebra, being one of the foremost branches mathematics, solicits math anxiety. Algebra is treated as an evil phenomenon which must be struggled against. Luckily, there are many resources online which can help students in solving algebra problems.

The first step in solving algebra problems is to understand what are the information given and what is being solved for. Are you looking at an equation regarding age? Ratio and proportion? Mixture? Distance? If you can picture the problem, it is going to be easier to understand what the situation is asking for.

Simplification of the algebraic equation is also one of the first steps in solving algebra problems. Combine the like terms, multiply/divide/add/subtract the terms so as to remove the brackets and other groups. A simpler equation is easier to look at and understand and will thus help you with solving algebra problems. Put all the numbers in one side. This is easier if you have a problem looking for one variable. The idea is it is easier to solve for the variable if it is isolated and the necessary equations are performed.

As always, there are many resources such as tutorial videos, online lessons, among others which can be found online. These resources can help you in solving algebra problems.