Utah Core Standards
UT.8.EE. EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS (8.EE)
Work with radical and integer exponents (Standards 8.EE.1–4). Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear relationships (Standards 8.EE.5–6). Analyze and solve linear equations and inequalities and pairs of simultaneous linear equations (Standards 8.EE.7–8).
8.EE.7. Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
8.EE.7.a. Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms, until an equivalent equation of the form x = a, a = a, or a = b results (where a and b are different numbers).
8.EE.7.b. Solve single-variable linear equations and inequalities with rational number coefficients, including equations and inequalities whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.