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- September 9th 2009, 01:05 AMrealisticsolve for y help
- September 9th 2009, 01:26 AMdhiab
- September 9th 2009, 01:29 AMpacman
-a/-y = x/a; solve for y?

cross-multiply,

-(a)^2 = -xy, cancel the negative sign

y = a^2/x

or

x = a^2/y

is this what you want? - September 9th 2009, 01:36 AMrealistic
- September 9th 2009, 01:38 AMrealistic
- September 9th 2009, 01:49 AMdhiab
- September 9th 2009, 01:57 AMrealistic
- September 9th 2009, 01:57 AMfuror celtica
a negative times a negative equals a positive, man did you ever see stand and deliver or wot?

- September 9th 2009, 02:01 AMrealistic
- September 9th 2009, 02:08 AMfuror celtica
think of it this way

(-y) x (X) = -a^2

could be rewritten

-1 x y x X = -1 x a x a

-1 is a factor of both sides

so cut it out

(Evilgrin) - September 9th 2009, 02:12 AMrealistic
- September 9th 2009, 03:43 AMfuror celtica
sorry kid i cant understand your writing (is that paint or what?)

- September 9th 2009, 03:47 AMrealistic
- September 9th 2009, 03:58 AMdhiab
Hello : question 2

(Rofl) - September 9th 2009, 04:20 AMrealistic