Stuck on inverting a function

I'm having some difficulty on finding the inverse function for this problem.

I follow the first method of switching the 'x' and 'y' variables and then subtracting the from both sides, . Here's where my intuition breaks down. I know the objective is to solve for 'y'. Thus, multiply '0.2y' on both sides? .

Should I divide by ? That would give me

And then divide from both sides and I end up with

I've tried working some inputs and the function is definitely not the inverse function, so I know my math is wrong. If somebody could toss me a tip I would appreciate it.

Re: Stuck on inverting a function

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**AZach**
I'm having some difficulty on finding the inverse function for this problem.

I follow the first method of switching the 'x' and 'y' variables and then subtracting the

from both sides,

. Here's where my intuition breaks down. I know the objective is to solve for 'y'. Thus, multiply '0.2y' on both sides?

.

Should I divide by

? That would give me

And then divide

from both sides and I end up with

5 divided by 0.2 is 25, not 1

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