## Math Songs: Algebraic Equations

### I Can Solve Equations

(sung to the tune of Lupe Fiasco’s “The Show Goes On”)

All right,
Gotta do the same thing on both sides, gotta do the same thing,
Yeah, I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations, I can solve all night.
Gotta do the same thing on both sides, gotta do the same thing,
Yeah, I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations.

Don’t those problems make you mad?
Well, I’ve got some good news, you don’t have to sing the blues,
Just listen to my clues and then you will never lose.
Let’s just start here with the basics, listen then you’ll make it.
When solving your equations, use inverse operations.
Just think of them as opposites and then you’ll be on top of it.
Say x plus 3 is eighteen,
This equation may stop you cold, remember what I say, please.
If you see addition then you need to use subtraction.
Go on and do the inverse, when problems hard you stand up.
Algebra is fun, once you have tricks you can trust,
So even if the problem’s hard, you’re always in good hands ’cause…

Gotta do the same thing on both sides, gotta do the same thing,
Yeah, I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations, I can solve all night.
Gotta do the same thing on both sides, gotta do the same thing,
Yeah, I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations.

One for the pair when you add or subtract,
Two for the pair multiply and divide,
Three, what to do when you see a fraction, times the denominator on both sides.
Four, you can raise both sides to a power,
Five, you can put them under a radical.
Sorry I sound so, mathematical. Square root is a one-half power.
Yeah, yeah, the problem’s yours,
All you boys and all you girls,
Terrified of being wrong,
Now your fears are long gone.
I can solve anything, even with my cell phone.
If you really like my song, set it as your ring tone.
My equation’s like a balance.
I’ve got skills, I’ve got talents.
I hope you never give it up; you’ve got so much to learn still.

Gotta do the same thing on both sides, gotta do the same thing,
Yeah, I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations, I can solve all night.
Gotta do the same thing on both sides, gotta do the same thing,
Yeah, I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations,
Yeah I can solve equations.

So no matter what the size is, no matter the surprises,
No matter what you see, what you need to realize is
Balances can measure mass, this is mathematics class.