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    Question Solve for y given x...

    This is driving me nuts! How do I solve for y here?

    x= (y-2)/(5y)

    Solve for y. I can't figure out even the first step on how I would go about doing this.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by csburdick View Post
    This is driving me nuts! How do I solve for y here?

    x= (y-2)/(5y)

    Solve for y. I can't figure out even the first step on how I would go about doing this.

    Thanks!
    x(5y) = y - 2

    5xy - y = -2

    y(5x - 1) = -2

    finish it ...
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    or

    \displaystyle x = \frac{y-2}{5y}

    \displaystyle x= \frac{y}{5y}-\frac{2}{5y}

    \displaystyle x= \frac{1}{5}-\frac{2}{5y}

    \displaystyle x- \frac{1}{5}= \frac{2}{5y}

    finish it ...
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    Thanks so much! Makes sense now.
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