# What is an example of a situation that you might not be able to use an equation with a single unknown to understand?

This week we examine how to solve for an unknown quantity. Some situations may be easily modeled by single variable equations and others might be more difficult. Due Thursday Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: Reflect on your professional or personal world.

What is an example of a situation that you might be able to use an equation with a single unknown to help understand?

What is an example of a situation that you might not be able to use an equation with a single unknown to understand?

What makes an equation with a single unknown helpful in one of your examples but not the other?

What patterns exist in your two examples that might be helpful in determining when to use a simple equation?