## Math Detective: Solving for X – The One Step Equation

The first year algebra student will be hit with many solve-for-x problems. This is where an equation is presented to the student, and there is an unknown constant to solve for. In this treatise, I hope to help all first year algebra students of all ages to solve these types of problems. As the title implies, I will construct a simile using the image of a detective at a crime scene.