Please solve for y, 2x=3y(Happy)

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- Apr 2nd 2010, 12:48 PMandrelt375How to tranform 2x=3y?
Please solve for y, 2x=3y(Happy)

- Apr 2nd 2010, 12:52 PMAnonymous1
- Apr 2nd 2010, 05:21 PMintegral
$\displaystyle 2x=3y$

You want to get y by itself

In order to do this you must take the inverse of the coefficient and multiply it by the other side.

$\displaystyle (2x)\frac{1}{3}=y$

Since your multiplying, 2x can go on the numerator.

$\displaystyle \frac{2x(1)}{3}=y$]

anything multiplied by 1 is it's self.

inverse- The number that if multiplied to the original equals 1.

coefficient- The number, not the exponent.

numerator- top part of a simple fraction