In mathematics, a solution refers to the value or values that satisfy an equation or inequality. When you solve an equation or inequality, you are finding the solution, which is the value that makes the equation or inequality true.

There are different types of solutions based on the type of equation or inequality being solved:

**One Solution:**An equation has one solution when there is only one value that satisfies the equation. For example, the equation x + 3 = 7 has one solution, which is x = 4.**No Solution:**An equation has no solution when there are no values that satisfy the equation. For example, the equation x + 1 = x has no solution because the left and right sides will never be equal.**Infinite Solutions:**An equation has infinite solutions when any value of the variable will satisfy the equation. For example, the equation 2x = 2x has infinite solutions because any value of x will make the equation true.

To find the solution to an equation or inequality, you can use various methods such as:

**Isolating the Variable:**Rearranging the equation to solve for the variable.**Substitution:**Substituting a value for the variable to see if it satisfies the equation.**Graphing:**Representing the equation graphically to find the point(s) of intersection.

When studying solutions in mathematics, consider the following key points:

- Understand the difference between equations and inequalities, and how solutions apply to each.
- Practice solving equations and inequalities to become familiar with finding solutions.
- Learn the various methods for finding solutions, such as isolating the variable, substitution, and graphing.
- Understand the concept of one solution, no solution, and infinite solutions, and how to identify each.
- Practice identifying and classifying the types of solutions for different equations and inequalities.

By mastering the concept of solutions in mathematics, you will develop strong problem-solving skills and be able to apply these skills to various mathematical problems and real-world scenarios.

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Number and Operations (NCTM)

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Understand and use ratios and proportions to represent quantitative relationships.

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Develop, analyze, and explain methods for solving problems involving proportions, such as scaling and finding equivalent ratios.

Geometry (NCTM)

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.

Understand relationships among the angles, side lengths, perimeters, areas, and volumes of similar objects.

Create and critique inductive and deductive arguments concerning geometric ideas and relationships, such as congruence, similarity, and the Pythagorean relationship.

Apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.

Describe sizes, positions, and orientations of shapes under informal transformations such as flips, turns, slides, and scaling.

Measurement (NCTM)

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Solve problems involving scale factors, using ratio and proportion.

Grade 8 Curriculum Focal Points (NCTM)

Geometry and Measurement: Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures by using distance and angle

Students use fundamental facts about distance and angles to describe and analyze figures and situations in two- and three-dimensional space and to solve problems, including those with multiple steps. They prove that particular configurations of lines give rise to similar triangles because of the congruent angles created when a transversal cuts parallel lines. Students apply this reasoning about similar triangles to solve a variety of problems, including those that ask them to find heights and distances. They use facts about the angles that are created when a transversal cuts parallel lines to explain why the sum of the measures of the angles in a triangle is 180 degrees, and they apply this fact about triangles to find unknown measures of angles. Students explain why the Pythagorean Theorem is valid by using a variety of methods - for example, by decomposing a square in two different ways. They apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find distances between points in the Cartesian coordinate plane to measure lengths and analyze polygons and polyhedra.