# Is there any way to isolate this variable?

• Oct 13th 2009, 10:32 AM
jmbky1
Is there any way to isolate this variable?
2xz+wx=w/y

I want to isolate x on one side. Help please?
• Oct 13th 2009, 10:37 AM
jut
Try factoring an x from each term on the left and see where that takes you.
• Oct 13th 2009, 10:40 AM
jmbky1
Quote:

Originally Posted by jut
Try factoring an x from each term on the left and see where that takes you.

x=w/2zy+wy?
• Oct 13th 2009, 10:44 AM
masters
Quote:

Originally Posted by jmbky1
2xz+wx=w/y

I want to isolate x on one side. Help please?

Hi jmbky1,

Sure. Here we go.

$2xz+wx=\frac{w}{y}$

Factor an x term from the left side.

$x(2z+w)=\frac{w}{y}$

Now, divide both sides by (2z+w).

$x=\frac{\frac{w}{y}}{2z+w}$

You may want to refine the right side a bit.