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    Is there any way to isolate this variable?

    2xz+wx=w/y

    I want to isolate x on one side. Help please?
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    Try factoring an x from each term on the left and see where that takes you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jut View Post
    Try factoring an x from each term on the left and see where that takes you.
    x=w/2zy+wy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmbky1 View Post
    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.

    Your answer looks good.
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