An equation is a mathematical statement that has an expression on the left
side of the equals sign (=) with the same value as the expression on the right side.
An example of an equation is 22222 + 22222 = 44444.

One of the terms in an equation may not be known and needs to be determined.
The unknown term may be represented by a letter such as x (e.g. 22222 + x = 44444).
The equation is solved by finding the value of the unknown x that makes the two
sides of the equation have the same value.

Use the subtractive equation property
to find the value of x in addition equations. The subtractive equation property
states that the two sides of an equation remain equal if the same number is
subtracted from each side.

Example:

50000 + x = 120000

50000 + x - 50000 = 120000 - 50000

0 + x = 70000

x = 70000

Check the answer by substituting (70000) for x in the original equation.
The answer is correct if the expressions on each side of the equals sign have the
same value.

50000 + 70000 = 120000